How To Find A Very Good Hospital ?
There always comes a time in your life when someone close to you, such as your children, spouse, parents or other loved ones, get sick and need to go to a hospital. This is a fact. But, how do we find out which hospitals are good enough to take care of our loved ones ?
There are several ways to find the Top Hospitals:
- US News & World Report list of the top hospitals in he nation
- Word of mouth
US NEWS & WORLD REPORT lists the very best of the Top American Hospitals and their rankings based on various specialties. These specialties are listed as under:
- Endocrine Disorders
- Digestive Disorders
- ENT ( Ear, Nose and Throat )
- Geriatic Care
- Kidney Disorder
- Respitory Disorders
Based on the Rankings, we can easily choose the Very Best Hospital. Please note that the hospitals that made the Honor Roll, had the highest scores in 6 or more specialties
JCAHO stands for The Joint Commission On The Accreditation Of Healthcare Organizations. JCAHO sets up standards for hospitals and other healthcare organizations. It issues accreditations to those institutions that meet those standards after strict, on site surveys. Some of JCAHO 's Elements Of Performance fall under the Environment Of Care, Human Resources and Leadership Standards. Each of these Elements Of Performance is also linked to a specific Federal Regulation.
To find if an healthcare institution is Joint Commission Certified or not, look for the Gold Seal Of Approval. Only healthcare organizations that are JCAHO accredited and certified can display the Gold Seal Of Approval.
WORD OF MOUTH. I always listen to the recommendations of my friends, relatives and co-workers. If someone recommends a specific hospital, ask them why. Who knows, it might help you make the right decision.
MY PERSONAL PREFERENCE: If you live around New York City, or even the nearby states such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Connecticut, I would strongly recommend New York Presbyterian Hospital. They have been consistently ranked as one of the Top Hospitals in the nation for several years. They are number one in New York City. I always had good experiences with them. My Mother, Bless her soul, had a kidney transplant there, which extended her life by 13+ years. She also had eye surgery. My dear departed Father, who recently passed away, Bless his soul, a well, also had eye surgery.
So you can see why I am very comfortable recommending this hospital.
Hope this article was useful !