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#1 Hospital in Columbia According to U.S. New & World Report
Providence is proud to be ranked as the #1 Hospital in Columbia by U.S. News & World Report in U.S. News’ Best Hospitals 2019-20 rankings and ratings. Receiving the highest U.S. News ranking in Columbia, this is the fourth consecutive year that Providence was named one of the best hospitals in South Carolina, according to this national ranking.
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Contributing to this ranking is the fact that Providence achieved High Performing Hospital status for four procedures/conditions.
Four Areas Recognized for High Performance:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a condition in which the airflow from the lungs is hindered. People with COPD may experience breathing difficulty, coughing, wheezing, and increased mucus. A quality COPD program includes cardiac ICU, non-invasive breathing aids, and home recovery. Click here to learn more about our pulmonary services.
Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is unable to pump adequately, causing symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, and sometimes swelling of the limbs or abdomen. A quality heart failure program includes a cardiac ICU, knowledgeable and experienced cardiac care experts, and well-practiced evidence-based protocols. Click here to learn more about cardiac care at Providence.
Hip pain that interferes with daily activities can be treated with a hip replacement in which the disease joint (usually caused by arthritis) is replaced with a synthetic joint. A quality hip replacement program has board-certified specialists and regularly avoids a prolonged hospital stay, additional surgical revisions, infection, and/or a blood transfusion. Click here to learn more about hip replacements at Providence.
Knee Replacement involves removing all or part of the knee joint and replacing it with a synthetic joint to improve mobility and reduce pain. A quality knee program has board-certified specialists and regularly avoids a prolonged hospital stay, hospital readmissions, additional surgical revisions, infection, and/or a blood transfusion. Click here to learn more about knee replacements at Providence.
A Commitment to Quality
"Providence has a long history of providing quality care in the Midlands. It is deeply rooted in who we are and what we do," says Terry Gunn, Market Chief Executive Officer at Providence. "We are proud to be recognized for these achievements, which are part of our continuos journey to improve quality, safety, and patient experience here in our community."