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  • Newsweek Names Wentworth-Douglass Among Best Hospitals in U.S.

    DOVER, N.H. – Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has been named among the best hospitals in the United States for the fourth straight year, according to Newsweek’s 2024 “World’s Best Hospitals” rankings published Wednesday.

    Wentworth-Douglass was ranked 180th of the 412 American hospitals rated on the publication’s US-based list – it’s highest ranking ever. The hospital was ranked 189th in 2023, 191st in 2022, 217th in 2021, and 196th in 2020. Wentworth-Douglass was the only Seacoast hospital on the list and one of just two in the state of New Hampshire. There are currently 6,129 hospitals in the USA according to the American Hospital Association.

    "We are deeply honored to find ourselves among Newsweek's Top 200 yet again," said Darin Roark, president and chief operating officer, "Every accolade we receive is a tribute to the unwavering dedication of our staff to our patients and community. Their steadfast commitment deserves every bit of acclaim they receive and I couldn't be prouder of their achievements."

    The rankings, which debuted in 2019, were compiled by market and consumer data company Statista. The company says the hospital quality metrics used for the USA ranking are part of the Medicare “Hospital Compare” dataset, published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The aim is to generate a comprehensive representation of overall quality that can be interpreted by patients and consumers, but also to identify performance categories within the large number of hospitals in the US.

    “Each hospital's score is based on an online survey of more than 85,000 medical experts and public data from post-hospitalization patient surveys on their general satisfaction,” said Nancy Cooper, global editor in chief of newsweek on the publication’s website. “There aren't many decisions more important than choosing the right hospital to provide care for yourself or a loved one.”

    You can see the full rankings online: https://www.newsweek.com/rankings/worlds-best-hospitals-2024


    About Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (wdhospital.org) is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable health care organization located in Dover, New Hampshire with a more than 115-year history of compassionate care and innovation. A member of the Mass General Brigham system, Wentworth-Douglass is strategically located in the heart of the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine, which it has served since 1906. The organization is a family of more than 3,500 employees, including more than 400 physicians and advanced practice providers dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of the region’s residents and visitors. The organization includes a 178-bed hospital, more than 30 primary and specialty provider practices and clinic sites, multiple express and prompt care facilities, an ambulatory surgery center, several medical office buildings, The Works Family Health and Fitness Center, and the Wentworth-Douglass Charitable Foundation.