US News & World Report Names Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen a High Performing Hospital in Multiple Categories

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. 

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their fifth year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.

Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen earned “High Performing” ratings for treatment of heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in addition to knee replacement procedures. The ratings are in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.

Manny Vela, CEO of Valley Baptist Health System and Valley Baptist-Harlingen
Manny Vela, CEO of Valley Baptist Health System and Valley Baptist-Harlingen

“We could not be more proud of the recognition Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen has received from U.S. News & World Report,” said Manny Vela, CEO of Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen and Valley Baptist Health System. “Awards like these are made possible only through the dedication and tireless work of our physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff who treat our patients as though they were family.”

For the 2019-20 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in nine procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 57 earned this rating in all nine Procedures & Conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.

“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions, and specialties.”

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The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators.

The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts. For more information, visit https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings.

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