Posted Online: March 14, 2012, 3:59 pm
Trinity Bettendorf named a Best Regional Hospital
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Press release submitted by Erin Lounsberry
Trinity Bettendorf named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
Hospital is one of 247 high-performing hospitals outside major metropolitan areas
Trinity Bettendorf is among the nation's Best Regional Hospitals 2011-12, according to U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals. U.S. News annually publishes the Best Hospitals rankings in July. At the midpoint of the 2011-12 year, its editors recognized 247 hospitals outside major metropolitan areas, including Trinity Bettendorf, as Best Regional Hospitals. The list of those hospitals is available online at www.usnews.com/bestregionalhospitals.
"The City of Bettendorf already has received national recognition as one of the top places to live and raise a family," said Trinity President and CEO Rick Seidler. "Now Bettendorf residents can be assured their hometown hospital not only provides them access to care, but access to care whose quality is rated among the best in the country."
"All Best Regional Hospitals are what we call 'high performers' in at least one medical specialty," says Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. "They are fully capable of providing first-rate care, even to most patients who have serious conditions or need demanding procedures."
U.S. News annually evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 different medical specialties. Hard numbers stand behind its analysis in most specialties – death rates, patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data. Physicians' responses to a national survey, in which specialists are asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also are factored in.
Trinity Bettendorf officially opened its doors to patients on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, the same day it ceased operations at the hospital it replaced, Trinity Medical Center's North Campus in Davenport. It remains the first and only hospital in Bettendorf's 109-year history.
Some of the featured services upon opening included inpatient and outpatient surgery, an outpatient diagnostic and testing area, women's health services including birthing center, emergency department, intensive care unit, and wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
Since opening its opening Trinity has added a cardiac catheterization lab for treatment of blocked arteries and recently expanded its BirthPlace unit in 2011. Trinity Bettendorf delivered 101 babies in its first year, and in 2011 the unit recorded 549 births, the most ever for the hospital. In addition, its total joint replacement program has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and has earned the Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality from The Joint Commission.