Published on August 09, 2011

Milford Regional Named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Milford Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of the region’s top ranking hospitals in the Worcester Metropolitan area in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-2012 Best Hospitals rankings, available online at

The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country’s top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in the metro area. Milford Regional performed close to the level of nationally ranked U.S. News Best Hospitals in three adult specialties- ear, nose and throat, gynecology, and orthopedics. The Medical Center also scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes.

“Being recognized as one of the region’s best hospitals is a real testament to the hard work and dedication of our physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. I’d like to congratulate all of them for this honor,” states Edward J. Kelly, president of Milford Regional. “This recognition affirms our continuous efforts to provide leading-edge diagnostics, clinical excellence and state-of-the-art treatments to our patients.”

Covering 94 metro areas in the U.S., the regional hospital rankings include hospitals with solid performance nearly at the level of nationally ranked institutions. “These are hospitals we call ‘high performers.’ They are fully capable of giving most patients first-rate care, even if they have serious conditions or need demanding procedures,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Almost every major metro area has at least one of these hospitals.”

Hard numbers stand behind the rankings in most specialties- death rates, patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data. Responses to a national survey, in which physicians were asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also were factored in.

The rankings cover 16 medical specialties and all 94 metro areas that have at least 500,000 residents and at least one hospital that performed well enough to be ranked.

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