St. John ranked top hospital in Tulsa metro area
BY SHANNON MUCHMORE World Staff Writer
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
St. John Medical Center in the No. 1 hospital in the metro area, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings.
The annual rankings were released Tuesday. The Tulsa area has not previously been included, but the rankings were expanded this year to include 94 metro areas.
St. Francis Hospital ranked second and was the only other hospital to be ranked of the 33 in the area the magazine examined.
St. John received high performing marks for gynecology and urology, while St. Francis was recognized for its work in gastroenterology. Neither was nationally ranked.
The rankings are based on data such as patient safety, death rates and procedure volume, among other indicators.
A view looking north at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World