Thompson again named ‘high performing hospital’

When U.S. News & World Report released its latest hospital ratings and rankings recently, F.F. Thompson Hospital again achieved the highest possible rating with regard to two health conditions.

For the second year in a row, the UR Medicine-affiliated hospital is a “high performing hospital” for both heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

According to its website, U.S. News evaluates data from nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Survival rates, patient experience, specialized staff and advanced technologies are among the factors weighed. Hospitals receive one of three ratings — high performing, average or below average — unless they treat an insufficient number of patients to be rated.

“To me, these designations demonstrate how patient-centered our associates are, and they also show our dedication to delivering excellence and being a high-reliability organization,” said Thompson Health Director of Quality and Safety Wendy Blakemore.

With regard to COPD, Thompson also holds advanced COPD certifications at four of its primary care locations and a standard certification at its hospital. These certifications are from The Joint Commission, the nation’s premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body.