Value of Care and Patient Outcomes Earn Bassett Medical Center a Spot among the 50 Best Teaching Hospitals in the Country

Cooperstown, NY – A new hospital ranking system designed to rate hospitals on how well they “save lives, save money, and serve everyone” has ranked Bassett Medical Center 28th among the 50 best teaching hospitals in the country – that’s out of 3,359 hospitals nationwide. Bassett was also tops in New York state, with only one other hospital earning a spot among Washington Monthly Magazine’s 50 Best Teaching Hospitals for America rankings.

“To be among the top 50 in a rating system that emphasizes not only patient outcomes, but service to vulnerable populations and value of care is gratifying,” says Bassett Medical Center President William LeCates, MD. “It speaks to the skills and deep dedication of the collective patient care team at Bassett.”

The Lown Institute partnered with Washington Monthly to create this new ranking system. Their methodology considered 42 performance measures. Bassett Medical Center scored 90.4 out of 100 in overall value of care (avoiding overuse), 86.2 in overall patient outcomes, and 82.8 in clinical outcomes. 

“We welcome this new rating system as another opportunity to benchmark our performance against others,” notes Bassett Medical Group Physician Executive Joseph Sellers, MD. “The real value of any ranking system is to understand where we can do even better caring for our patients and our communities. I am grateful to all of our practitioners and clinicians who work tirelessly to provide the best possible care to the individuals and families we serve.”

The Lown Institute Hospitals Index looked at 3,359 hospitals, 542 of which were for-profit, 2,188 nonprofit, and 629 public.