Newport and The Miriam hospitals have both been recognized as top hospitals for 2015-16 in Rhode Island and the Providence metro area by U.S. News & World Report. The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“This special distinction is acknowledgement of the life-saving, life-changing work that our dedicated staff members perform every day,” says Arthur J. Sampson, president of The Miriam Hospital. “Our team of experts is truly dedicated to our patients working tirelessly to ensure that we positively impact them and that they have an outstanding experience while under our care. Our patients say they feel they are treated like family which speaks volumes about our commitment to delivering the best patient centered care we can.”

Newport Hospital
Crista F. Durand, president of Newport Hospital, says, “It is often the series of small human exchanges that our patients have with our providers and staff that makes all the difference and gets to the heart of our mission and the higher standard of excellence that we hold ourselves to. Our core principles of empathy, respect and accountability can be found at play in our halls and units day after day, and I feel fortunate to lead a group of such committed, talented people who share the common goal of ensuring patients receive the highest quality care.”

Newport Hospital was recognized for high performance in the areas of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure. The Miriam Hospital was noted for its high performance in gastroenterology and GI surgery and geriatrics.

“A Best Hospital has demonstrated expertise in treating the most challenging patients,” says Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

For 2015-16, U.S. News analyzed nearly 5,000 hospitals for adult and pediatric care based on critical criteria and patient outcomes, including excellence in multiple common procedures and conditions. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, and adequacy of nurse staffing largely determined the rankings.

Data were produced for U.S. News by research organization RTI International. U.S. News used that data, as well as the new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings published in May, to produce the state and metro rankings. The rankings are available at