Consumer Reports: Suburban Hospital One of the Best Hospitals for Surgery in Maryland/DC Region
Suburban Hospital is one of the best Maryland hospitals for surgery, according to data recently released by Consumer Reports. Suburban was one of nine Maryland hospitals to achieve the highest rating possible, with a score of “Better,” the highest rating on a five-point scale. No DC hospitals achieved the highest ranking.
The September 2013 ratings consider how high-volume hospitals in the United States and Puerto Rico compare in avoiding adverse events in Medicare patients during their hospital stay for a surgical procedure. The ratings are based on the percentage of a hospital’s surgery patients who died in the hospital or stayed longer than expected for their procedure.