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U.S. News Names WGH a High Performing Hospital for Hip Fractures

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October 3, 2022 − U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Wabash General Hospital as a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for Hip Fractures. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings.

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

Wabash General Hospital earned a High Performing rating for Hip Fractures, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.

Hip fracture surgical repair stabilizes the fracture hip or upper thighbones with surgical screws, nails or plates. Most hip fractures cause severe pain and require surgery immediately. Depends on the injuries, some patients might need a partial or total hip replacement. U.S. News evaluates how well hospitals perform using data such as patient outcomes, prevention of readmission and more.

For the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than half of all hospitals received any High Performing rating, and only four earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.

“When patients are considering their options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that’s earned a High Performing rating in a service may be a good option for patients in need of that service and their medical professionals to consider.”

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.

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U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.