(Henderson, Nev.; July 19, 2011) – St. Rose Dominican Hospitals has been ranked #1 in two specialty areas – Neurology & Neurosurgery (San Martín Campus) and Gynecology (Siena Campus) in the Las Vegas metro area in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-2012 Best Hospitals rankings, available online at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/las-vegas-nv. The rankings, annually published by U.S. News for the past 22 years, will also be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook, which will go on sale August 30.
The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country’s top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area. St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is the only Las Vegas metropolitan area hospital that ranked No. 1 in two categories for the 2011-2012 survey.
“We are honored to have U.S. News & World Report recognize the exemplary patient care that takes place at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals every day,” said Rod Davis, President/CEO, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and Senior Vice President of Operations, CHW Nevada. “Patients know that when they visit St. Rose for complex care, they will receive the high quality care they deserve.”
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-San Martín Campus offers neurology and neurosurgery services include spine surgery, along with its new headache program for patients that suffer from debilitating headaches.
Gynecology care is offered through the Siena Campus’ premier surgical facility. St. Rose also offers the da Vinci® Surgical System at its Siena Campus. This state-of-the-art robotic technology allows surgeons’ hands to produce scaled movements through small surgical openings. The da Vinci is completely controlled by – and is an extension of – the surgeon. The da Vinci system is used to perform delicate surgeries such as prostatectomies, hysterectomies and pediatric procedures. Benefits of its small, precise incisions include less pain, less scarring, quicker recovery times, and in many cases, better clinical outcomes.
"We pride ourselves on our advanced equipment and our caring, competent staff," Davis said.
The core mission of Best Hospitals is to help guide patients who need an especially high level of care because of a difficult surgery, a challenging condition or added risk because of other health problems or age. “These are referral centers where other hospitals send their sickest patients,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Hospitals like these are ones you or those close to you should consider when the stakes are high.”
Covering 94 metro areas in the U.S., the regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance nearly at the level of nationally ranked institutions. The regional rankings are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally ranked Best Hospital or who may not be willing or able to travel long distances for medical care. The U.S. News metro rankings give many such patients and their families more options of hospitals within their community and in their health insurance network.
“These are hospitals we call ‘high performers.’ They are fully capable of giving most patients first-rate care, even if they have serious conditions or need demanding procedures,” Comarow said. “Almost every major metro area has at least one of these hospitals.”
Hard numbers stand behind the rankings in most specialties—death rates, patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data. Responses to a national survey, in which physicians were asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also were factored in.
The rankings cover 16 medical specialties and all 94 metro areas that have at least 500,000 residents and at least one hospital that performed well enough to be ranked.