Verde Valley Medical Center hailed by U.S. News and World report

COTTONWOOD -- Verde Valley Medical Center is among the nation's Best Regional Hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report. This ranking names VVMC as a best hospital in Northern Arizona.

VVMC is one of 247 high-performing hospitals in the United States and one of only three hospitals in Arizona outside a major metropolitan area to receive this distinguished award.

VVMC's sister hospital, Flagstaff Medical Center, and Yuma Regional Medical Center are also ranked a Best Regional Hospital. To be named a Best Regional Hospital, VVMC had to meet certain criteria including being capable of providing quality care, having the ability to perform demanding procedures and be "high-performing" in at least one of 16 medical specialties. VVMC was ranked high-performing in gastroenterology, and received recognition in geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, orthopedics and pulmonology.

"Verde Valley Medical Center is committed to providing excellent healthcare to the community" said James Bleicher, M.D., President and CEO of Verde Valley Medical Center. "To be named a Best Regional Hospital is a testament to our dedication to patient care, quality and state-of-the-art technology."

U.S. News and World Report evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals annually. It analyzes patient safety, procedure volume and death rates. Physicians' responses to a national survey in which specialists are asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty are also taken into account when ranking best hospitals.

VVMC is committed to providing the highest quality medical care to its patients and their families including excellence in care, superior medical knowledge and experience and state-of-the-art technology.

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