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New Hanover Regional Medical Center ranked among "Best Hospitals"

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- US News & World Report's annual rankings of Best Hospitals recognizes New Hanover Regional Medical Center among the Best Hospitals in North Carolina and the Coastal Plain area. NHRMC was also recognized as high-performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics and Pulmonology.

"Providing quality care to our patients is our first priority and we are honored to be recognized for that care," NHRMC president and CEO Jack Barto said in a statement. "I am proud to work with such a dedicated team of physicians, nurses and staff who have worked hard to earn this achievement.”

This year's Best Hospitals were ranked based on four elements: reputation, patient survival, patient safety, and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. The rankings showcase approximately 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. The Best Hospitals rankings judge medical centers on their competence in situations in which patients are especially at risk because of age, physical condition, infirmities, or the challenging nature of the surgery or other care they need.

"All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care," US News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow said. "They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases."

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"Best Hospital"? I was happy to leave that place. I'm now in New England area as a traveling nurse and have had the opportunity to work at 4 hospitals since leaving NHRMC. I have now had an opportunity to work at some outstanding hospitals.
Patient care at NHRMC is clearly not the priority - the atmosphere is such that a few VP's dismiss staff and managers at a whim; while portraying no allegiance to their own superiors. The environment there is mis-trust and intimidation with little focus on patient care. It's too bad that hospital board members don't wake up to the fact that replacing a few senior level managers would move the hospital in a positive direction. It is no wonder that the hospital lost it's MAGNET status a couple of years ago. Instead of leadership accountability for losing the Magnet Designation, the hospital board continues to put up with such lackluster performance.

I agree with the other two posters...

Had a good experience at this hospital for gall bladder removal...very bad experience for my husband regarding heart catheterization. Not enough nurses...forgot to put the sandbag on his leg...had I not been there, he could have bled to death....we were totally underwhelmed with NHRMC! Thank goodness you can go to either Duke or Chapel Hill easily!

This hospital nearly killed

This hospital nearly killed my husband a couple years ago. I wouldn't go there again if I was paid to.

new hanover hospital

the best hospital?My family has had a recent experice with the hospital and things were not taken care of like they should and patient care was nothing to brag about.Not enough staff and because of this patient care is not good!