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Published on September 27, 2016

U.S. News & World Report Names Altru Hospital Among Best in Heart Failure, Hip and Knee Replacement

Grand Forks, N.D. – Altru Hospital has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2016-17, receiving a high performing rating in the areas of heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement by U.S. News & World Report.  

“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.” 

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more. 

For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care. 

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. 

For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $524 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.