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U.S. News & World Report Names Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett and Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis as High Performing Hospitals

Aug 2, 2021
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Bartlett and Memphis, TN – Saint Francis Healthcare’s Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett and Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis are being recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 7th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.

“Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett earned “High Performing” ratings for stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), “ said Dr. Syed Shirazee, pulmonologist and Intensive Care Unit Medical Director at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. “In cases of stroke and pulmonary concerns, time is of the essence and our teams work very hard to assist each patient on their journey to wellness.”

“Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis earned  “High Performing” ratings for knee replacement, heart failure, stroke and COPD,” said Dr. Mark Shermer, nephrologist and Chief of Staff at  Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis. “Providing safe, high-quality care for local Memphians and visitors is a top priority for our team. We are honored to be recognized for our effort to care for our community.”

“High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for these types of care and signifies that the care provided was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.

“Congratulations to our deserving staff on receiving these significant accolades from U.S. News and World Report for their diligence and dedication to the health and well-being of our community,” said Jay Krishnaswamy, Interim Market CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare.  “This recognition is a great honor and it is my hope that local residents and visitors continue to confidently choose Saint Francis Healthcare for their medical needs.”

For the 2021-22 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 17 procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 11 earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.

“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators. The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.

For more information about the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ.