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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Alaska Regional As Top Performing Hospital

Anchorage, AK (February 2, 2012) – Alaska Regional Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s best regional hospitals for 2011-2012, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Last year, Alaska Regional was also recognized by the publication for having one of the country’s best orthopedics departments. Those hospitals recognized are high performers in at least one specialty, meaning that the facility is capable of providing first-rate care in these areas, including for those patients who have serious conditions or require difficult procedures. Orthopedics, neurology, and neurosurgery are the three areas of specialization that Alaska Regional was recently recognized for by U.S. News & World Report.

“In Alaska especially, this recognition is important because it means that Alaska Regional offers a high level of medical care to communities that otherwise might have limited options,” Annie Holt, Alaska Regional CEO said.

The annual rankings appear in the publication’s “Best Hospitals” report, which recognizes 247 hospitals outside major metropolitan areas. About 5,000 hospitals are evaluated in 16 different medical specialties. In addition to analysis statistics, physician responses to a national survey are also considered.

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