03/22/2021 | Press release | Archived content
Chester County Hospital ranks #5 in the State, #85 in America on Newsweek's and Statista, Inc.'s World's Best Hospitals listing
West Chester, PA- Chester County Hospital (CCH) has been named to Newsweek's World's Best Hospitals for the second year in a row. The hospital is ranked as the 85th best hospital in America and the fifth best hospital in Pennsylvania. This is the second consecutive designation from the organization, making CCH the highest-ranked community-based hospital in Pennsylvania two years running.
Newsweek partnered with Statista Inc., a global data research firm, to grade hospitals worldwide on three main data sources - hospital recommendations from peers, patient experience and medical key performance indicators (KPIs). Peer recommendations were sourced via an international online survey that polled more than 74,000 health care professionals. Patients worldwide filled out surveys measuring their satisfaction with the hospitals in which they received care. The KPIs measured included patient safety, hygiene measures and quality of treatment.
"It brings me great pride to work within a hospital that houses the "World's Best" healthcare providers. We are committed to one mission, and that is to be the leading provider of care in the region, and a national model for quality, service excellence and fiscal stewardship. This honor reinforces that goal, and is a direct reflection of the quality patient-centered care our front-line team provides to the community it serves," says Michael Duncan, president and CEO of Chester County Hospital.
In addition to Chester County Hospital, other Penn Medicine hospitals also netted honors: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn Presbyterian was ranked #1 in the State and #16 in America and performed "above average" in infection prevention measures; Lancaster General Health was ranked #9 in the state and #149 in America and performed "above average" in infection prevention measures.
The annual Newsweek World's Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 3rd year, recognize the best healthcare institutions across 25 countries.
Complete rankings as well as the Newsweek methodology can be found at Best Hospitals 2021 - United States (newsweek.com).
About Chester County Hospital
Founded in 1892 as the county's first hospital, the non-profit has grown into a 248-bed acute-care inpatient facility in West Chester. It also has outpatient services in Exton, West Goshen, New Garden, West Grove, Jennersville, and Kennett Square. In 2013, Chester County Hospital became part of Penn Medicine, which is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to medical education, biomedical research, and excellent patient care.In addition to quality-driven medical and surgical services, Chester County Hospital also offers home health, inpatient hospice and skilled nursing care; occupational medicine; outpatient laboratory, radiology and physical therapy services; wound care; cardiopulmonary rehab; and a prenatal clinic for the underserved. Learn more at ChesterCountyHospital.org. In 2020, Chester County Hospital completed the largest expansion in its history. The project welcomed a state-of-the-art procedural platform with 15 operating room suites, a 99-bed patient tower, a new main entrance and an expanded and renovated Emergency Department.