For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.

Frankfort, KY (August 17, 2018) – Frankfort Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for Heart Failure in 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients and their doctors make informed decisions about where to receive care.

“We are honored to be named as a high performing hospital for heart failure,” said Chip Peal, Chief Executive Officer. “We have a great team of healthcare providers, and this recognition reflects the commitment we have to providing quality patient care.”

For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. This year, a total of 158 hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one specialty. More than 1,100 hospitals were rated high performing in at least one common procedure or condition, and 29 received a high performing rating in all nine procedures and conditions evaluated.

“For nearly three decades, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety 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.

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