July/August 2002

Market-based Organizations Among America’s Best Hospitals and Health Systems

Congratulations to three market-based organizations – St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, Md.; Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Ky.; and Alegent Health, Omaha, Neb. – that have recently been recognized in the national media.

Two market-based organizations are on the list of "America’s Best Hospitals" published in the July 22 issue of U.S. News and World Report. St. Joseph Medical Center ranked 33rd in orthopedics, while Saint Joseph Hospital ranked 39th in heart and heart surgery. The magazine’s annual survey ranks 205 top medical centers in 17 specialties.Alegent Health is on the list of the 100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems published by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The annual ranking recognizes hospitals and health systems that use Internet-based technologies to improve operations and patient care.