University of Mississippi Health Care and St. Dominic Hospital  have tied for first place in a national magazine report. The recognition comes in the specialties of cancer, nephrology and orthopedics in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings. Covering 94 metro areas in the U.S., the regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance nearly at the level of nationally ranked institutions, according to U.S. News.

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The regional rankings are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally ranked hospitals or who may not be willing or able to travel long distances for medical care. The U.S. News metro rankings give many such patients and their families more options of hospitals within their community and in their health insurance network, according to U.S. News. Dr. Scott Stringer, CEO of UMHC, said the rankings are the result of the ongoing investments in quality improvement, facilities, world-class physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and staff.

Source: UMC Public Affairs
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