Sanford USD Medical Center makes World’s Best Hospitals list

Newsweek list also names medical center a global leader for infection prevention 

Sanford USD Medical Center makes World’s Best Hospitals list

Sanford USD Medical Center has been awarded on Newsweek’s list of World’s Best Hospitals 2024. In addition, the medical center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was also named a global leader for infection prevention.

This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

“This remarkable recognition comes down to one, simple element. Our people,” said Paul Hanson, president and CEO of Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. “We couldn’t do what we do or provide the care we’re able to provide without our employees. These individuals come to work everyday and, in addition to providing remarkable patient care, are always looking for ways to enhance the care we provide and enrich the experience our patients and their families have while in our hospital.”

Best hospitals list rewards quality, patient experience

The lists are based on four data sources:

  • Recommendations from medical experts: Online survey among tens of thousands of doctors, health care professionals, and hospital managers in 30 countries
  • Results from patient surveys: Survey of patient satisfaction with hospitalization
  • Hospital quality metrics: Medical indicators e.g., data on quality of care for treatments, hygiene measures, patient safety, and waiting times.
  • PROMs implementation survey: Optional online survey on the implementation and use of patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) in hospitals.

Based on the above four pillars and their respective weights, a final source was calculated for each hospital.

The World’s Best Hospitals 2024 ranking lists the best hospitals in 30 countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

The countries were selected based on multiple comparability factors, such as standard of living/life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals, and data availability. Major changes were made in this year’s edition. A global board of renowned experts supports the continuous development of the methodology.

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