Published on September 07, 2022

U.S. News & World Report Names Medical Center in Sault Ste. Marie High Performing Hospital for COPD Care 

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, named MyMichigan Medical Center Sault a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) care. 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.

MyMichigan Medical Center Sault earned a High Performing rating(s) for COPD in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.

“It’s an honor to receive recognition from U.S. News & World Report as a High Performing Hospital in this specialty area of care,” said Kevin Kalchik, M.H.A., C.P.A., president, MyMichigan Medical Center Sault. “We are proud of the hard work and dedication our health care providers put forth each day to improve patient outcomes. It’s important our communities know that as the leader in health care for the region, they can depend on us to receive care close to home when and how they need it.”

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. Those interested in more information may visit https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings

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