The criteria are suspect and many are subjective. "Reputation" is a
big factor and that is exploited by each institutions public relations
department. Best in Nation does not preclude expert care being given at other
hospitals in Utah or substandard care given by some at the top.
Re "Fewer hospitals in the country are out-performing themselves and others
each year" :This has got to be the worst leading sentence in an
article ever. What the devil does it mean for an institution to outperform
itself? In ranking hospitals each year, wouldn't the only way for fewer
hospitals to outperform others be if more hospitals were exactly tied in the
rankings? If that's the case, why not say that instead, and why should we care
whether more hospitals are tied in rankings?What an abuse of
English. How this got past any editor is a mystery to me.
Re: ProdicusIt makes perfect sense. Maybe you should re-read the
sentence.And "worst leading sentence ever"?! At least you
have a grasp on hyperbole.
I'm glad I work at the University of Utah hospital.
Definitely must take issue with any accolades given to Salt Lake Regional
Medical Center. As a medical professional observing ....found the place to be
below the standards of anyplace I had ever observed or heard about. I was
frightened to leave my family member, thus spending the night to be sure my
family member would be safe.
Having had very close family members saved by the wonderful staff at University
of Utah Hospital, I know they are one of the very best! They treat not just the
injured but the entire family like real people. I can never say enough good
about this hospital.(Pagan! I hope you were one of those great people.)