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U.S. News & World Report Names St. Joseph’s one of the Nation’s Best Hospitals

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Hospital Ranked Best in Arizona for Neurology and Neurosurgery; and Gynecology

(Phoenix), Arizona, August 14, 2018

Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is Arizona’s highest nationally-ranked hospital in the specialties of neurology and neurosurgery; and gynecology in this year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue. U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of top hospitals is the most respected of all national hospital rankings. St. Joseph’s is ranked #15 in this year’s neurology and neurosurgery category and #19 in the gynecology category. 

“St. Joseph’s is delighted to once again be named as one of the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report,” says Patty White, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s. “We are proud to provide our patients with groundbreaking treatments and compassionate care.”

Barrow Neurological Institute, the neurological division at St. Joseph’s, is known throughout the world for providing cutting-edge treatment for people with brain and spine diseases, disorders and injuries; medical education and innovative research. Barrow performs more brain surgeries than any other hospital in the United States. The hospital has the largest neurosurgery residency program in the United States, training more neurosurgeons than anywhere in the world. Barrow is also home to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.

“We are proud of the world-renowned work conducted at Barrow to provide our patients with the most skilled and advanced treatments for neurological disorders,” says Michael Lawton, MD, President and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute. “Our dedicated and talented experts are pushing boundaries to find therapies and cures for the most complicated conditions affecting the brain and spine.”

St. Joseph’s Center for Women’s Health is renowned for its comprehensive medical care in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, multiple births, gynecologic oncology, pelvic pain and advanced gynecologic surgery. The hospital also houses the highest level Nursery Intensive Care Unit and a nurse midwifery program. Last year, more than 5,000 babies were delivered at St. Joseph’s. 

“We are dedicated to treating the most difficult conditions while providing the highest quality care to our patients,” says Claudia Chambers, MD, FACOG, MBA, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Joseph’s. “The services we offer our patients include the most advanced surgical care, which have attracted patients from around the world. Through an integrated team approach we always put the patient at the center of our care model."

St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s. 

U.S. News & World Report ranked U.S. hospitals in 16 specialties. The publication selects hospitals based on a variety of criteria including reputation, mortality rates, patient volume, and key technologies.


About Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph’s is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and Norton Thoracic Institute.  U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph’s among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.  For more information please visit our website at


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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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