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RALEIGH, N.C. (August 1, 2023)WakeMed achieved high performance ratings in seven key categories for U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 list of Best Hospitals: Procedures & Conditions.

For the 2023-2024 rankings and ratings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals across 21 benchmark procedures and conditions.

The WakeMed system earned high performing ratings—the highest award designation a hospital can earn—in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.

“Our dedication to providing safe, quality, compassionate care is reflected in everything we do,” said Tom Gough, WakeMed executive vice president and chief operating officer. “WakeMed offers the highest level of care available in Wake County and beyond, including critical, neonatal, pediatric, neuroscience, cardiology and trauma care, among many others. We are very proud to be nationally recognized and ranked among the best for our efforts.”

WakeMed Raleigh Campus and WakeMed North Hospital ranked as ‘High Performing’ in seven procedures and conditions (the Raleigh Campus evaluation also includes data from WakeMed North Hospital), including:

  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Stroke
  • Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy)

WakeMed Cary Hospital was rated as ‘High Performing’ for the following procedures and conditions:

  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy)

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.

For more information, visit Best Hospitals.

About U.S. News & World Report

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About WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed is a not-for-profit health care system founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding and compassionate care to all. WakeMed’s 970-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, including three full-service hospitals, seven emergency departments, a dedicated Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation Hospital, more than 90 physician offices and Wake County’s only Level I Trauma Center. WakeMed’s mission-driven team includes more than 10,300 employees, 1,400 volunteers and 1,300 affiliated physicians, along with the more than 700 physicians and providers with WakeMed Physician Practices – all representing the best minds and the biggest hearts and the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org or follow WakeMed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.