U.S. News & World Report Ranks Sutter Neuroscience Institute As One of Nation's Best
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 11, 2008 - Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, headquarters for the regional Sutter Neuroscience Institute, is ranked 37th on the list of America's Best Hospitals 2008 for neurology and neurosurgery in U.S. News & World Report, accessible today online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and on sale at newsstands Monday, July 14.
Authoritative and influential, the 2008 America's Best Hospitals guide ranks 170 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties -- with full data available online for another 1,500 that are unranked.
"The America's Best Hospitals rankings provide readers with trusted material during some of life's most concerning times – hospitalization," said Brian Kelly, editor of U.S. News & World Report. "Our rankings highlight the internal culture of excellence embraced by caregivers in the great hospitals throughout the United States."
This is the second year in a row that the Sutter Neuroscience Institute was ranked one of the top neuro programs in the nation. Last year, it was listed at No. 43.
"We are thrilled to be ranked again on this prestigious list," said Medical Director of the Sutter Neuroscience Institute Samuel F. Ciricillo, M.D. "Sutter Neuroscience Institute is proud to be acknowledged for our multidisciplinary approach and commitment to the highest standards of neurological and neurosurgical patient care."
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento was rated one of the top 50 hospitals in neurology and neuroscience by the magazine using three criteria of excellence: its reputation, a low mortality rate, and a set of care-related factors such as nursing and patient services.
"This is a testament to the excellent work performed by the Sutter Neuroscience Institute and its comprehensive range of neurological specialists," said Tom Gagen, CEO of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. "In addition, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has state-of-the-art neuro-imaging technology and, as a result, offers the most comprehensive range of neurological specialists and patient services in Northern California."
U.S. News & World Report ranked hospital in 16 specialties: cancer; gastroenterology; ear, nose and throat; endocrinology; geriatric care; gynecology; heart and heart surgery; kidney disease; neurology and neurosurgery; ophthalmology; orthopedics; psychiatry; rehabilitation; respiratory disorders; rheumatology; and urology.
"The truly best hospitals are never satisfied," said Best Hospitals editor Avery Comarow. "Of course they have high medical standards. But the emphasis is not only on doing well, but always doing better -- squeezing another few percentage points out of the infection rate, improving the quality of life of elderly patients besides helping more of them survive."
The Sutter Neuroscience Institute brings a world-class team of neurologists, surgeons, highly trained staff and some of the world's most advanced technology together to provide a comprehensive range of services in one location. Patients from infants to adults receive diagnosis and treatment for conditions of the brain, central nervous system and spine. Physicians throughout the Sacramento region turn to Sutter Neuroscience Institute to ensure their patients receive the best care possible.
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