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Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - Inspira Vineland named a Best Hospital in NJ by U.S. News & World Report - Inspira Elmer also recognized for high performance

VINELAND, NJ (August, 3, 2015) - Inspira Medical Center Vineland was ranked among the top 10 hospitals in New Jersey in the annual Hospital Rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. Inspira Vineland was ranked ninth, tied with two other hospitals in Monmouth and Bergen counties. The hospital earned its place among the “Best Hospitals in New Jersey” on the strength of its performance in the treatment and care of patients with Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. These common conditions are responsible for nearly 1.5 million hospital admissions in the United States each year.
 "My heart-felt thanks go out to the thousands of Inspira employees who are committed to always doing what is best for our patients," said John DiAngelo, president and CEO, Inspira Health Network. "This recognition is a reflection of their skill, hard work and dedication to excellence."
Inspira Elmer was named a High Performing Hospital for knee replacement surgery, one of the most common orthopedic procedures. This recognition follows the recent announcement that Inspira Elmer received a national Women's Choice Award for its orthopedic care.

“The choice of a hospital is one of the most important and costly decisions an individual makes,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis for U.S. News. “We evaluated the treatment of more than 3.6 million patients and identified a small percentage of hospitals that have superior outcomes compared with their peer institutions. Whenever possible, patients, in consultation with their doctors, should seek out high performing hospitals that excel in treating their specific condition.”
 U.S. News created “Best Hospitals for Common Care” to help patients find better care for the kinds of common procedures and medical conditions that account for millions of hospitalizations each year. The Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings rely on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data for patients 65 and older, as well as survey data from the American Hospital Association and clinical registry data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization formed in November 2012 by the merger of South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, now comprises three hospitals, four multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 60 locations. These include outpatient imaging and rehabilitation centers; urgent care; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than two dozen primary and specialty physician practices in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,500 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, call 1-800-INSPIRA.