U.S. News Ranks Capital Health as a High Performing Hospital in Six Specialties

Trenton, NJ, July 18, 2012 - U.S. News & World Report has released its annual Best Hospitals rankings. This year’s Best Hospitals, the 23rd 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. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties.

“Countless numbers of people refer to the U.S. News and World Report Hospital rankings for information when selecting a hospital and we’re extremely pleased to have some of our high performing programs listed among the best in the country,” said Al Maghazehe, president and CEO of Capital Health.

Capital Health is the only area hospital to earn inclusion in the US News and World Report Best Hospitals ranking.

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Left, Capital Health Regional Medical Center - Hopewell earned high performing ranking in four specialty areas: Gastroenterology, Urology, Nephrology and Pulmonology. Right, Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell earned high performing ranking in three specialty areas: Geriatrics, Orthopedics and Nephrology.

Capital Health Regional Medical Center was ranked as a high performing hospital in four specialties: Gastroenterology, Urology, Nephrology and Pulmonology. Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell (formerly Mercer) was rated as high performing in three specialty areas: Geriatrics, Orthopedics and Nephrology.

The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. “All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”

The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, to go on sale in August.

The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

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