Porter Adventist Hospital Ranks Among Nations Best Hospitals

Porter ranked 7th among hospitals in the Denver metro area, and was recognized as high-performing in five specialties, including gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, orthopedics and urology.

The 2011-2012 national rankings will be available at www.usnews.com/besthospitals. The rankings, annually published for the past 22 years, will also be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook, which will go on sale Aug. 30.

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 latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the countrys top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area.

Each year, U.S.News & World Report evaluates almost 5,000 hospitals to rank the best in 16 adult specialties. The rankings are based on death rates, patient safety and reputation.

About Porter Adventist Hospital
Porter Adventist Hospital is a full service, Nursing Magnet designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center for complex medicine and surgery patients. In addition to being ranked No. 1 for 2010 in overall cardiac care in Colorado by a national hospital reporting company, Porter specializes in cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care and organ transplantation. Porter is sponsored by Adventist Health System and is connected to Centura Health, Colorados health care leader, and its integrated statewide network of 13 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, affiliated partner hospitals, Flight For Life Colorado, and home care and hospice services. Together, Porter and Centura Health provide care that transcends the walls of a hospital. Connections that only Centura Health can make. For more information about Porter Adventist Hospital, visit www.porterhospital.org or the Media Room at http://porter.mediaroom.com.