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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Moore Regional One of State’s Best Hospitals

| Date Posted: 8/5/2016

PINEHURST – FirstHealth Moore Regional has once again been ranked as one of the best hospitals in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report.

In the publications annual Best Hospital’s recognition, Moore Regional was ranked eighth in the state and was recognized as high-performing in several specialties and procedures or conditions.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high-performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.

Moore Regional achieved the highest rating possible in eight procedures/ conditions including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, COPD, hip and knee replacements, and lung cancer surgery. The hospital was also ranked high-performing in the specialties of geriatrics, pulmonology and urology.

“It is an honor to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” says David J. Kilarski, chief executive officer for FirstHealth of the Carolinas. “This recognition confirms that Moore Regional offers the high-quality care and technology of a large university-affiliated hospital while still providing the personal touch of a community health care facility.”

According to John Krahnert, M.D., FirstHealth’s chief medical officer, Moore Regional Hospital’s continued presence on the state’s Best Hospital list is proof of the commitment from medical staff, nurses and other caregivers to meet the needs of patients in the communities FirstHealth serves.

As departments of the hospital, both Moore Regional’s Richmond and Hoke campuses are also included in this ranking.

“This achievement speaks volumes about the quality of care FirstHealth provides to our communities,” says Dr. Krahnert. “Our team continues to be recognized as a top performer in patient satisfaction, quality and safety year after year. These latest achievements as noted by U.S. News come on the heels of Moore Regional’s recognition by Truven Health Analytics as a 100 Top Hospital in the nation and Reid Heart Center’s recognition as a Top 50 cardiovascular hospital.”

Moore Regional was also recently ranked No. 8 in the “best hospital” ranking and No. 1 in the “patient picks” list by Business North Carolina magazine, and was recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina as a “cutting-edge hospital” for quality and expertise in cardiac care.

The U.S. News rankings, freely available at, will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook.

For more information on services provided at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, visit

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