JANESVILLE

Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center of Janesville was ranked the sixth-best hospital in Wisconsin in U.S. News and World Report magazine’s just-released rankings.

U.S. News ranked 10 hospitals in Wisconsin. No other hospitals in the immediate area were ranked. University Hospital in Madison was No. 1.

Mercy tied with Aurora Medical Center Grafton for sixth place.

“I am incredibly proud of all Mercyhealth nurses, physicians and employee/partners,” Mercyhealth President and CEO Javon Bea said in a statement. “This is a testament to the quality of care we provide each and every patient.”

The assessment also ranked Mercyhealth’s Janesville hospital as high performing in the specialties of nephrology, orthopedics and urology.

Hospitals were ranked as high performing in a specialty if they “nearly” made the top 50 nationwide for that specialty, according to the U.S. News website.

The specialty rankings are based in part on volume of high-risk patients, nurse staffing and patient survival, according to the U.S. News website.

Mercy also was ranked as high performing for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure and for colon cancer surgery. Rankings for procedures and conditions included data from typical Medicare patients in multiple data categories, including patient survival and volume.

Mercy was rated average for a number of procedures, including hip and knee replacement, lung cancer surgery, and heart bypass surgery.

The online rankings include much more information on nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. They are provided to help patients decide where to receive care, according to the U.S. News website.

Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center is the hospital known for generations as Mercy Hospital, located on Janesville’s near west side.

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