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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Franciscan St. Francis Health notches solid standings in Best Hospitals rankings

The Indianapolis hospital was rated “high-performing” in
 six medical specialties
INDIANAPOLIS – Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis is ranked No. 5 among Indiana ho

spitals in overall performance, according to U.S. News & World Report, which today (July 16)  released its 2013-14 regional Best Hospitals listings.

Franciscan St. Francis-Mooresville achieved a No. 13 standing statewide. Both the Indianapolis and Mooresville hospitals were rated among Best Hospitals in Central Indiana.

This year’s Best Hospitals (24th annual edition) showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties.

In regional recognition, the Indianapolis hospital was rated “high-performing” in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, and pulmonology.

The Mooresville hospital’s orthopedics program was singled out, too, as high-performing. 

Additionally both the Indianapolis and Mooresville hospitals were significantly above state and national averages when patients were asked if they would recommend the hospitals to their families and friends.

Franciscan St. Francis-Carmel, which opened in April 2012, was mentioned but not included in the rankings.

The orthopedics program at Franciscan St. Francis-Mooresville was 

cited as high-performing.
“Our physicians, nurses and support staff continually work to improve clinical processes while using their extensive knowledge, experience and skills to ensure better outcomes and superior care for our patients,” said Robert J. Brody, regional president and chief executive officer for Franciscan St. Francis Health. “We’re pleased their efforts have been recognized.”

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just three percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

The rankings have been published at and will appear in print in the magazine’s Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, scheduled for release in August.