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Hartford, CT—Hartford Hospital has once again been rated as the No. 1 hospital in the Hartford Metro Area and among the best hospitals in Connecticut for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report.

In addition, Hartford Hospital was rated as “high performing” in orthopedics and in the following procedures and conditions:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • COPD
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Hip replacement
  • Kidney failure
  • Knee replacement
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Prostate cancer surgery
  • Stroke
  • TAVR

In addition, the annual “Best Hospitals” rankings and ratings, now in their 33rd year, recognized five other Hartford HealthCare hospitals for outstanding work in specific areas of care. The hospitals and their areas of recognition include:

  • Backus Hospital – heart failure, COPD, kidney failure, maternity care
  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital – COPD
  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut – heart failure, kidney failure, stroke, maternity care
  • MidState Medical Center – hip fracture, kidney failure, knee replacement, stroke
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center – heart failure, COPD, heart attack, kidney failure, stroke

The rankings and ratings from U.S. News are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

“The past few years have been challenging for healthcare, and these rankings demonstrate the dedication, compassion and skill of the Hartford HealthCare teams across the system. They continue to provide the highest level of care for our patients every single day despite those challenges,” said Dr. Ajay Kumar, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Hartford HealthCare.

For the 2022-23 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 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 Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Hartford Hospital was recently named to the inaugural list of Best Hospitals in America by Money Magazine, in partnership with The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of health care safety and quality.

Money and Leapfrog selected just 148 U.S. hospitals out of 6,000 to receive the award. Hartford Hospital is the only hospital in Connecticut to receive the prestigious recognition.

Also, recently, Backus Hospital was recognized by U.S. News and World Report with top honors in maternity care.

Backus was recognized nationally for its high-quality maternal care from pregnancy through birth.

For more information about the 2021-22 U.S. News & World Report rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2022” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469975), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores October 5. For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.