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Wesley voted tops by Health Insight

HATTIESBURG — Health Insight has ranked Wesley Medical Center number one among hospitals in Mississippi in Quality Measures for 2008.

Health Insight calculates national rankings for hospitals using publicly reported data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare web site. The Hospital Compare data contains hospital-specific performance on 25 quality measures for over 4,200 hospitals nationwide. The quality measures show how often hospitals give recommended treatments that are known to get the best results for patients.

The Quality Measures used to compute the rankings are drawn from four clinical topic areas: heart attack; heart failure; pneumonia; and, surgical infection prevention. Information about these treatments is taken from the patients’ record. Hospitals voluntarily report their data, and some hospitals may not provide data for some topics or measures.

Not only was Wesley Medical Center ranked first in Mississippi, the hospital also ranks in the 93rd percentile nationally, which means that in quality measures, Wesley ranks better than all other hospitals in the nation below the 93 percent level.

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