Northern Hospital earns national accolades


Northern Hospital of Surry County has earned three quality-care honors, all of which resulted from competitive comparisons with hospitals of similar size and scope.

The awards include High Performing Hospital, Top 100 Great Community Hospital, and Blue Select Tier 1 Facility.

Northern was ranked a High Performing Hospital for exceptional care and performance in pulmonary care by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” rankings. Fewer than 30 percent of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated by U.S. News earn a “High Performing” rating. Additionally, Northern Hospital achieved an “Excellent” designation on U.S. News’ scorecard for individual hospitals.

For the second consecutive year, Northern Hospital was named among the 100 Great Community Hospitals for 2017 by Becker’s Hospital Review; and it earned the highest three designations across the board for high quality and low costs from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North America for 2018.

“Such prestigious national rankings and top designations continue to validate the ongoing efforts and mission of our hospital,” said Ned Hill, president and chief executive officer of Northern Hospital of Surry County. “These high honors also serve as a testament to the dedication and commitment of our doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers – whose individual and team efforts permit us to consistently improve and enhance our patient-care offerings.”

Most recently, Northern’s expanded treatment options have included a full range of ENT surgical procedures, vascular surgery, and advanced cardiac rehabilitation care.

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