Across the United States, many people have to travel for the best health care. And when it comes to a medical emergency, time is an important factor — from strokes and heart attacks to trauma resulting from a motor vehicle accident.
But Spartanburg residents don’t have to travel much farther than their own backyard for the best care. And this care has been recognized—Spartanburg Medical Center was recently ranked No. 2 hospital in the state of South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report. This honor belongs to only eight out of 90 hospitals in South Carolina. U.S. News & World Report also named Spartanburg Medical Center Best Regional Hospital—Upstate.
“The patient comes first at Spartanburg Medical Center,” said SMC president Phil Feisal. “Not only do we care for patients while they are here at the hospital, but we also provide outreach in our community to keep folks healthy so they can live their lives to the fullest.”
Located in the center of the City of Spartanburg, the hospital provides nationally recognized cardiac care, connects cancer patients to the newest clinical trials, cares for the sickest patients and serves the Upstate with a Level I trauma center.
Along with the No. 2 ranking, several of Spartanburg Medical Center’s health services were also ranked as “high performing specialties.” These include:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
- Aortic valve surgery
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Colon cancer surgery
- Heart bypass surgery
- Heart failure
- Lung cancer surgery
“Rankings continue to validate our single-minded focus on delivering innovative services and excellent outcomes,” said Bruce Holstien, CEO of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. “We are blessed to have an experienced and dedicated physician, clinical and administrative team.”
Spartanburg Medical Center has served Spartanburg County and Upstate South Carolina for nearly 100 years. Each year, the health care provided in this independent hospital system continues to improve with new technology, clinical trials and new health breakthroughs. This statewide ranking demonstrates Spartanburg Medical Center’s commitment to improving the health and wellness of the community.
How Hospitals are Ranked
The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on a well-established methodology that includes original survey data and secondary analyses of data from organizations including American Hospital Association and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Determined by factors such as risk-adjusted survival rates, patient safety and hospital reputation, the rankings reflect the interrelationship among three key aspects of care – structure, process and outcomes.
Spartanburg Medical Center
Part of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg Medical Center (SMC) is a research and teaching hospital licensed for 540 beds with more than 500 physicians on staff. SMC offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for residents throughout western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. SMC’s services include Level I Trauma Care Emergency Services; Level III Neonatal Intensive Care; Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute; Heart Center; Hospice; Josey-Bearden Center for Breast Health; women; and children.
About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through four hospitals: Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center, Union Medical Center and Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care. SRHS includes Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, a 113-bed long-term care, skilled nursing facility that offers nursing care and rehabilitation services in Union. SRHS provides unparalleled oncological care through the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The multidisciplinary physician group of SRHS, Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 300 physicians across western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. SRHS employs nearly 6,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers, a vibrant post-acute division, and a Level I Trauma Center.
About U.S. News & World Report
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