U.S. News & World Report Names Cullman Regional among Highest Performing in Heart Failure


Cullman Regional has been recognized as a High-Performing Hospital in Heart Failure 2016-17 by U.S. News & World Report.


“At Cullman Regional, we believe in providing exceptional healthcare to every patient we serve,” Cullman Regional CEO James Clements said. “Since 21% of our community suffers from Heart Failure, we have made it our goal to make these patients a priority in helping them learn how to notice slight changes in order to keep them healthy and living life to the fullest. We are honored to have U.S. News & World Report recognize the care we are providing to our patients with this award.”  


“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.


For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.


Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.


The rankings were recently published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook. For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

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