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SCL Health Hospitals Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

July 28, 2015

DENVER (July 28, 2015) – Four SCL Health hospitals earned high marks in U.S. News & World Report against other hospitals nationwide. The ratings are given to hospitals that perform significantly better than the national average for specific specialties or procedures.

In Colorado, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette was recognized as the seventh best hospital in the state, in addition to achieving national rankings in pulmonology and urology. Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge was ranked in the top 11 percent in the country for treating heart failure, and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction was listed among the top 14 percent for heart bypass surgery.

In Montana, St. Vincent Healthcare, in Billings, was ranked among the top 11 percent for treating heart failure.

The rankings analyzed data from nearly 5,000 hospitals in the U.S. and surveyed over 140,000 physicians to rank hospital reputation. Hospitals are ranked across 16 specialties, and only 137 hospitals were nationally ranked in one or more specialties. Another 220 hospitals, such as SCL Health’s four recognized hospitals, ranked as high performing in at least one specialty.

For the full hospital rankings, visit: http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings

About SCL Health

SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable.  Our $2.4 billion health network aspires to provide comprehensive, coordinated care through our eight hospitals, more than 160 physician clinics, home health care, hospice, mental health care, and safety-net services in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. We proudly partner with other organizations to improve quality and the patient experience. SCL Health provides more than $226 million a year in community benefit. SCL Health was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit www.sclhealth.org