St. Mary's Ranks Near Top in U.S. News & World Report

    St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals for 2011-12, according to U.S. News & World Report. The magazine's "Best Hospital" rankings for major metropolitan areas were released in July, but this "Regional" ranking focuses on hospitals outside those areas.
    247 facilities were recognized. St. Mary's was one of four in East Central Illinois, and the only one in Decatur. The hospital has recently opened a new lobby, emergency room and clinical lab. It's also constructing new clinic space for the Prairie Heart Institute.
    An editor for U.S. News says the list includes facilities offering a "high level of medical care to communities that might otherwise have limited options." He added all those chosen are considered "high performers" in at least one medical specialty.

www.usnews.com/bestregionalhospitals

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