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Sharon Gongora, BSA Health System
BSA Named Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
BSA Ranked No. 24 in Texas and Recognized as a High Performing Hospital
AMARILLO, TEXAS (August 3, 2022) – BSA Health System (BSA) was named Best Regional Hospital in the Panhandle Plains region and ranked No. 24 for best hospitals in Texas for 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report. BSA was also recognized as a High Performing hospital for the following seven procedures and conditions: congestive heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart attack, kidney failure and stroke.
“It is an honor to be nationally recognized as the Best Regional Hospital in our area and ranked as the 24th Best Hospital in Texas,” said BSA Chief Executive Officer Michael Cruz. “These designations and our high performance in seven medical procedures and conditions reflect the continued dedication our health system has towards providing quality healthcare in Christian love, service and dignity.”
The annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital ratings and rankings, now in its 33rd year, are designed to assist patients and their physicians in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions and elective procedures. The High Performing rating recognizes hospitals for producing patient experiences and outcomes that are significantly higher than the national average. For procedures and conditions, High Performing is the highest possible rating, earned by only a small minority of hospitals.
“Achieving these ratings is a direct reflection of BSA’s commitment to prioritizing clinical outcomes and positive patient experiences,” Cruz said. “I am excited that our team’s focus on exceeding expectations for patient care is being nationally recognized. I am grateful for our BSA team and physicians who tirelessly serve the deserving residents of the Texas Panhandle.”
For the 2022-23 ratings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide across 20 procedure and condition categories. Ratings were based on quality measures, including survival rates, complication rates, patient experience and level of nursing care. State rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals across multiple areas of care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.
About BSA Health System
BSA Health System (BSA) is a comprehensive healthcare system located in Amarillo, Texas, serving the Texas Panhandle and surrounding area. BSA, the largest healthcare employer in the region, includes the 445-bed flagship hospital; BSA Harrington Cancer Center; a network of primary care, urgent care and surgical clinics; and a preferred provider network, as well as majority interests in ADC Endoscopy and Open Air Imaging. In 2022, For more information, visit bsahs.org and follow facebook.com/BSAHealthSystem.
About U.S. News & World Report
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