Report Names two CoxHealth hospitals as “Best Regional”


Press Release


BRANSON, Mo. – Cox Branson and Cox South have been recognized as Best Regional Hospitals for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report.

“I am extremely proud that we have this top level, personalized care available for our friends, family and visitors here in Branson,” says William Mahoney, president and CEO of Cox Medical Center Branson.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.

Cox South was named 9th in Missouri and recognized as high performing for congestive heart failure, colon cancer surgery and knee replacement.

Cox Branson was named 10th in the state and recognized as high performing for congestive heart failure, COPD and knee replacement.

For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.

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