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St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley Featured on National NBC News Broadcast

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U.S. News & World Report Names St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley in Top 10% in California and among the Best Hospitals in Napa and Sonoma Counties 

St. Helena, CA, July 16, 2013 - St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley has been ranked in the top 10% of California hospitals and as a high performer in Orthopedics, according to the 2013-2014 U.S.

News & World Report Best Hospitals. In addition, of the 19 hospitals in Napa and Sonoma counties,

only St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley met the standards for strong performance. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.


”Our position in the top 10% of California hospitals and as the only hospital in Napa and Sonoma counties to be recognized as a strong performer is a direct result of the dedication of our staff to deliver exceptional care,” stated Terry Newmyer, CEO of St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley. “The Best Hospitals rankings come on the heels of our recent twelve 5-Star and 2 Quality Healthgrades awards. These awards demonstrate our commitment to providing quality medicine to our patients.”

U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers. “St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley was recognized as a high-performer in the specialty area of Orthopedics,” said Newmyer. “Our Coon Joint Replacement Institute continues to provide exceptional quality care in knee and hip joint replacement.”

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27. 

About St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley: St. Helena Hospital is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,900 includes more than 21,200 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,200 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 170 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, six hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit www.sthelenahospitals.org for more information.