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Boone Hospital Center holds on to top mid-Missouri ranking

Boone Hospital Center holds on to top mid-Missouri ranking”

Once again, Cleveland Clinic has been named the No 2 hospital in the US and the No 1 hospital for heart care in the US News & World Report's 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings.

Of the honor, CentraCare's Chief Operating Officer and St. Cloud Hospital President Craig Broman says, "CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital is pleased to receive this recognition on behalf of the dedicated physicians and employees who serve our patients and communities every day".

According to US. News, the annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 31st year, are created to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

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The 10 chronic conditions and medical procedures U.S. News evaluated in 2020-21 were chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, abdominal aortic aneurysm fix, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

The annual rankings evaluated almost 5,000 hospitals for 16 adult specialties and 10 procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 37 earned this rating in all 10 procedures & conditions, the release said. According to the release, the fourth place ranking in the state is one higher than last year's ranking.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. For more information, visit Best Hospitals.

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