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Beebe Healthcare named among ‘Best Hospitals’ in Del. by U.S. News & World Report

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LEWES – U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings place Beebe Healthcare at No. 2 in Delaware.

Only about 12% of hospitals earned a “Best Hospitals” ranking. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care, and patient experience.

“Beebe is on a journey of transformation to meet the needs of our growing and changing community today and in the future,” David A. Tam, MD, MBA, CPHE, FACHE, president & CEO, Beebe Healthcare, said in a statement. “The compassion and dedication of our doctors, nurses, advanced practice providers, clinical staff, and the many other departments at Beebe Healthcare all contributed to this recognition as we build the health system of tomorrow for Sussex County.”

The only hospital in southern Delaware to receive a regional rating was the Sussex County-based community nonprofit healthcare system, which excelled in several different categories.

For operations and illnesses such colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attacks, hip and knee replacements, lung cancer surgery, and pneumonia, Beebe was recognized as “High Performing” in seven specialized areas. This is the top honor a hospital may receive in these rankings.

In nine other care areas, Beebe met the standard of the 4,500-plus hospitals that were evaluated across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. Not all hospitals are eligible for evaluation in all areas.

“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News, said. “Fewer than half of evaluated hospitals earned any High Performing rating. Hospitals that are High Performing have excelled in providing high quality care in specific procedures and/or conditions.”

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