Mount Nittany Health is pleased to share yet another national recognition, with Mount Nittany Medical Center acknowledged by U.S. News & World Report as a High Performing Hospital in six procedures/conditions: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Kidney Failure, Stroke, Knee Replacement, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Notably, Ryan Burton, DO, and the Emergency Department at Mount Nittany Medical Center were just recognized for setting a new paradigm in stroke care. Their ability to diagnose stroke symptoms, initiate appropriate protocols, and administer thrombolytic treatment within a short timeframe ensures the best possible outcomes for our patients.
“At Mount Nittany Health we pride ourselves on our commitment to outstanding clinical, patient-centered care,” said Kathleen Rhine, President and CEO of Mount Nittany Health. "This national recognition is a testament to our team who consistently goes above and beyond to provide exceptional care to our patients."
According to U.S. News & World Report, the Best Hospitals 2023-2024 procedures and conditions ratings evaluate almost every hospital in the U.S. that admits patients in 21 of the most common procedures and conditions. U.S. News evaluated more than 4,300 hospitals to generate procedure and condition ratings.
“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “Fewer than half of evaluated hospitals earned any High Performing rating. Hospitals that are High Performing have excelled in providing high-quality care in specific procedures and/or conditions.”
Mount Nittany Medical Center recently received a Five-Star Quality Rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the fifth consecutive reporting period, and was also recently named a “World’s Best Hospital 2023” and “America’s Best Maternity Hospitals” by Newsweek and has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for quality care and patient safety. In addition, the American Heart Association has honored Mount Nittany Medical Center with the 2023 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Award.