RELEASE: Hospital Again Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

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For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Meritus Medical Center as a High-Performing Hospital in two categories.

The hospital was specifically awarded for national recognition in 2018-19 for two chronic conditions – heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.

The 2018-19 rankings included 4,656 hospitals, which represent virtually all U.S. community inpatient facilities, according to the report.

Rankings were based on data from hospital inpatients, ages 65 and older, who received treatment between 2012 and 2016. The quality of care of older-than-65 patients is generally regarded as indicative of a hospital’s capabilities, according to the report.

Details on the U.S. News & World Report rankings are available online at