Trusted national magazine Consumer Reports has issued a new rating of surgery safety performance at U.S. hospitals, with Boone Hospital Center sharing the highest score in the state.
Boone Hospital was one of two hospitals in the state to earn a solid red dot, the highest score awarded in Consumer Reports’ rating system. According to Consumer Reports, the ratings are based on an analysis of Medicare patient billing claims from 2009-2011. They include 27 categories of scheduled surgeries and various specific procedure types.
“At Boone Hospital Center, our patients’ safety is our utmost focus. We are continually looking at ways to enhance our surgical care and ensure we are providing the best, safest care possible,” said Randy Morrow, interim president of Boone Hospital Center. “It’s rewarding to see this focus on safe surgeries recognized by Consumer Reports. As always, we will continue to look for ways to become even better.”