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Newsweek names Barrow among top neurosurgery programs in the world

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Barrow Neurological Institute earns 15th spot on global ranking

(PHOENIX, Ariz. – Oct. 24, 2022) – Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center has been named one of the world’s top neurosurgery programs in Newsweek’s World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2023 ranking. In this global hospital ranking, Barrow earned the 15th spot in the neurosurgery category, rounded out the top 10 nationally and was the highest ranked neurosurgery program in Arizona.

“It’s an honor for Barrow to be recognized as one of the best specialty hospitals in the world,” said Michael T. Lawton, MD, president and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute. “This accolade from Newsweek is a direct reflection of the high level of expertise, dedication and compassion our neurosurgery team shows our patients, who at times travel from across the globe for our world-renowned care here. I am proud to work alongside professionals who are committed to treating some of the most complex neurological conditions and to have Barrow be an example of pushing the boundaries of medicine to find solutions for these challenging cases.”

Barrow is a leading destination hospital that performs more brain and spine surgeries annually than any other hospital in the United States – 9,239 operations last year. The Institute is also a leader in neuroscience education, housing one of the nation’s largest neurosurgery residency and fellowship programs, and training more neurosurgeons than anywhere else in the world. In addition to its renowned neurosurgery program, Barrow is home to robust neurorehabilitation and neurology programs, which includes the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. The Institute also recently expanded its footprint with the opening of the new 122,000-square-foot Barrow Neuroplex on St. Joseph’s campus.

Newsweek ranked U.S. hospitals in 11 specialties. The publication selects hospitals based on a global recommendation survey of medical professionals.

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Monday, October 24, 2022

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