By: Dawn Fluhler—
Muncie, IN—Today, U.S.News & World Report released its 2017-2018 ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings and ‘Best Hospitals for Common Care’ ratings, naming Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital among the state’s top hospitals.
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, part of the IU Health System, tied as the No. 6 ranked regional hospital in Indiana. IU Health is the No. 1 ranked hospital in Indiana, according to the U.S.News rankings.
“What a great honor to continue to move up in regional hospital rankings,” said Dr. Jeff Bird, president of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. “Our patients and community can continue to be assured that we are here to provide highly skilled, destination health care.”
Again this year, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital also received high ratings in four adult procedures/conditions included in the U.S.News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings. These included hip replacement, knee replacement, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
For their Best Hospitals rankings, U.S.News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. More than 160 Indiana hospitals were evaluated. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is recognized in the Central Region.
The U.S.News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care for multiple specialties, procedures and conditions. Scoring for Best Hospitals rankings is based on four components: Outcomes, Structure, Process, and Patient Safety. The full list of U.S.News Best Hospitals rankings is available at http://www.health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings. This year’s rankings will also be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook.
About Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital serves as a tertiary referral center and teaching hospital for East Central Indiana and part of Indiana University Health. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and maintains 1.2 million square feet of facilities. More than 17,700 patients are admitted every year and more than 300,000 outpatient procedures are completed annually. Dr. Jeff Bird is President. Learn more at iuhealth.org/ball-memorial.