U.S. NEWS & WORLD Report names Deaconess #2 Hospital in Indiana for second year

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

August 20, 2019
No. 19 Deaconess Public Relations, (812) 450-NEWS
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EVANSVILLE, IN – Deaconess has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report; specifically, Deaconess is tied as the number two hospital in Indiana, out of more than 160 hospitals statewide, and is the only ranked hospital in the region.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 30th year, 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.

Adult urology was also recognized as high performing, ranking higher than any hospital in Indiana or Kentucky or within a 150 mile radius of Evansville. Deaconess also received the highest rating possible in five adult procedures/conditions, including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure and knee replacement.

“Being named the number 2 hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Report —for a second year in a row—is a significant achievement for all of Deaconess,” said Shawn McCoy, CEO, Deaconess Health System. “The rankings from this organization are related to quality, safety and outcomes. To be recognized two years in a row shows an ongoing, consistent commitment to quality by our medical staff, leadership, employees and volunteers. These are the individuals who have made Deaconess the exceptional health system it is today.”

For the 2019-20 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 adult specialty areas, only 165 hospitals performed well enough to be nationally 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.

“For nearly 30 years, 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 country, 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 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.

For more information about the 2019-20 rankings, please visit the U.S. News FAQ. Addition details can be found by visiting Best Hospitals and using #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

About Deaconess
Deaconess Health System is the premier provider of health care services to 26 counties in three states (IN, IL, and KY). The system consists of seven hospitals located in southern Indiana: Deaconess Midtown Hospital, Deaconess Gateway Hospital, The Women’s Hospital, The Heart Hospital, The Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital, Deaconess Cross Pointe, and HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital.

Deaconess Clinic, a fully integrated multispecialty group featuring primary care physicians as well as top specialty doctors, provides patients with consistent and convenient care.

Additional components include a freestanding Cancer Center, Urgent Care facilities, a network of preferred hospitals and doctors, more than 50 care sites, and multiple partnerships with other regional health care providers.


U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and Civic, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.