HealthgradesTM, an online resource for healthcare information, recently released its National Health Index ranking, ranking the best cities for healthcare. In its rankings, Binghamton, home to UHS Binghamton General Hospital and other UHS practices and clinics, was named one of the Top 10 small cities for healthcare.
The Healthgrades rankings are determined by analyzing multiple factors that speak to the strength of a location’s healthcare services. These factors include access to care, population health, hospital quality and the availability of local specialists. With several facilities in the Binghamton area, the great care that UHS provides was a major factor in the high ranking. The staff and administration at UHS are proud to have contributed to this recognition by Healthgrades of the city of Binghamton.
“We’re very pleased to see that Greater Binghamton is ranked so high among America’s small cities,” said John M. Carrigg, president and chief executive officer of UHS. “The factors considered, such as population health management and access to quality hospitals and specialists, are priorities for UHS and are vitally important in determining how healthy a community will be over time.”