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High Marks from U.S. News

August 1, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Huntsville Hospital has been named a Best Regional Hospital and No. 2 in Alabama by U.S. News & World Report.

As a U.S. News “Best” hospital, Huntsville Hospital joins an elite group of just 12 percent of hospitals nationwide to earn that recognition for 2022-23. In addition, Huntsville Hospital was rated as High Performing – the top ranking conferred – in nine clinical areas:

  • Hip replacement
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Uterine cancer surgery
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

U.S. News’ evaluation of Huntsville Hospital also includes data from Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children and Madison Hospital. All three hospitals are part of the not-for-profit Huntsville Hospital Health System.

“We are very pleased to be recognized again by U.S. News & World Report,” said Tracy Doughty, President and Chief Operating Officer of Huntsville Hospital. “Providing excellent care is our greatest priority, and it is a credit to our team for this recognition in nine major clinical services that we provide.”

For its 2022-23 Best Hospitals rankings, U.S. News evaluated 116 acute-care hospitals in Alabama. Only UAB Hospital in Birmingham was rated higher than Huntsville Hospital.

The rankings are based on a variety of factors including risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, patient experience surveys, patient volumes and nurse staffing levels.

U.S. News & World Report is considered a global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. The Best Hospitals rankings were introduced in 1989 and are updated annually to help consumers find the best care for themselves and their loved ones.