Premier scores high in annual rankings

Miami Valley ranked 8th; Good Samaritan is 22nd

DAYTON — Miami Valley Hospital ranked eighth among Ohio’s hospitals in the latest annual rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, up two spots from last year. The hospital again ranked highest in the Dayton area.

Good Samaritan Hospital ranked 22nd in the state.

Among all hospitals nationwide, Miami Valley Hospital leaped to 23rd for its pulmonology care, up from 45th the previous year.

All four Premier Health hospitals also ranked as “high-performing” in at least one area of care.

Miami Valley Hospital had 14 such designations for cardiology and heart surgery; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; heart bypass surgery; heart failure; colon cancer surgery; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); hip replacement; knee replacement; and lung cancer surgery.

Good Samaritan Hospital had four “high-performing” designations, including heart failure; COPD; hip replacement and knee replacement. Atrium Medical Center had two such designations, for heart failure and COPD. Upper Valley Medical Center was recognized for its care of patients with COPD.

“We’re proud of the significant strides that all of our hospitals are making in elevating Premier Health’s high-quality care to the next level,” said Mary Boosalis, Premier Health’s president. “We salute our physicians, nurses, other clinicians, and all who support them for their work. This recognition from U.S. News & World Report validates their efforts.”

Based in Dayton, Ohio, Premier Health ( has a mission to build healthier communities. The health system operates four hospitals, Miami Valley Hospital with an additional site at Miami Valley Hospital South, Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center and Upper Valley Medical Center. In addition, the health system offers a large primary and specialty care network, along with home health services. The health system is the second largest employer in the region and the largest health-care system in Southwest Ohio

Miami Valley ranked 8th; Good Samaritan is 22nd