US News again names Washington Regional top hospital in Arkansas

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Washington Regional Medical Center was named the number one hospital in Arkansas by U.S. News & World Report for the third consecutive year, hospital officials said in a news release.

The annual hospital rankings aim to help patients and their doctors make informed decisions about where to seek top-quality care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

Washington Regional was also recognized as the best in the Ozark Region for a fifth consecutive year.

“Washington Regional’s vision is to be both the best place for our patients to receive care and the best
place for our team members to give that care, said Washington Regional president and CEO Larry Shackelford. “Washington Regional has led the way in high quality health care in Northwest Arkansas since 1950, and these national rankings show that once again, Arkansans can count on Washington Regional to provide high performing care for many of the most serious health conditions affecting our population.”

U.S. News evaluated over 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions for the 2023-2024 rankings. Only 12% of evaluated hospitals earned the esteemed Best Hospitals ranking.

The publication recognized Washington Regional as a high performing hospital for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery, pneumonia and stroke.

For more information about the rankings, visit the publication’s website.