Infirmary Ranked as Top Hospital in Arkansas for Fifth Year in a Row

The Infirmary has been named the top-ranked hospital in Arkansas for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report, marking the fifth consecutive year the annual listing has rated it as the No. 1 hospital in the state.

“We would not have received this honor for five straight years without the support of our community or without physicians, nurses and medical staff who are committed to quality patient care,” said President Polly Davenport.

The Infirmary was recognized as high performing in seven categories: heart bypass surgery, heart failure, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery, hip replacement and knee replacement.

Four of the seven high performing procedures were for heart-related services. That’s because our Heart Institute includes the state’s largest network of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons. Our heart specialists deliver quality, compassionate care using some of the most advanced technology possible, specializing in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib), aortic stenosis and heart failure.

“CHI St. Vincent has been serving Arkansans for almost 130 years with a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ,” said market CEO Chad Aduddell. “Being named the best hospital in Arkansas for five consecutive years is an affirmation of how we live our mission.”

The annual Best Hospitals rankings are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.