Newsweek names Wentworth-Douglass among Top 200 Hospitals in US
DOVER – Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has been named among the best hospitals in the United States, vaulting into the Top 200, according to Newsweek’s 2022 “World’s Best Hospitals” rankings published Wednesday.
It was the only hospital on the Seacoast to make the list, jumping 26 spots from its ranking of 217th in 2021.
Wentworth-Douglass was ranked 191st among the 441 American hospitals ranked on the publication’s US-based list. There are over 6,000 hospitals in the United States, according to the American Hospital Association.
“To once again be honored by a publication like Newsweek is truly humbling. It’s really a testament to our employees. They have an unwavering commitment to high-quality, safety, and patient experience,” said Jeff Hughes, President and CEO of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. “When you put patients first, it’s always rewarding to see the hard work and dedication of our physicians, nurses and all staff gaining national recognition.”
The publication also noted that Wentworth-Douglass performed “above average” in its infection prevention measures.
“The goal of this study is to provide the best data-based comparison of hospital reputation and performance across countries. We hope this will be useful not only to patients and families seeking the best care for themselves and loved ones, but also to hospitals as they benchmark themselves against their peers during a period of unprecedented change,” said Newsweek Global Editor-In-Chief Nancy Cooper on the publication’s website.
The rankings were compiled by market and consumer data company Statista. The company used three main data sources for the evaluation including surveys distributed to over 80,000 medical experts in 27 countries, patient experience surveys, and key performance indicators (like patient safety, hygiene measures, and quality of treatment).
You can see the full rankings online: www.newsweek.com/worlds-best-hospitals-2022/united-states.
Wentworth-Douglass hosting virtual hiring event for Registered Nurses
DOVER – Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is hosting a virtual hiring event for Registered Nurses, both full and part-time. The event is being held Wednesday, March 9 from 4 to 7 pm Go to intsignup.indeed.com/interview/e69461a5-cf93-43cf-9659-211c387378cc?from=ihe_activation_email to sign up for a virtual interview time slot.
Wentworth-Douglass is a Magnet-recognized organization. On-site childcare is available exclusively to Wentworth-Douglass staff at our Early Learning Center.
As part of the Mass General Brigham family, Wentworth-Douglass provides world-class services close to home. It has been named one of Newsweek’s Best Hospitals in the United States, recognized as the best hospital in the state for patient outcomes by the Lown Institute, and is the only Seacoast hospital with a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services .
Wentworth-Douglass among NH hospitals with top nurse communication scores
DOVER – Wentworth-Douglass is among the top six New Hampshire hospitals receiving high marks for nurse-patient communication, according to the latest Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from the Center for Medicaid Services (CMS).
Eighty-three percent of patients surveyed said that Wentworth-Douglass nurses “always” communicated well, which is above the national average.
“We strive at Wentworth-Douglass to consistently offer an excellent patient experience and that all starts with good communication,” said Sheila Woolley, Chief Nursing Officer. “We emphasize that patients expect to be well-informed at every step of their healthcare journey. This is a credit to our entire nursing team and we thank them all for their commitment to our patients.”
The figures come from the CMS Hospital Compare website, located at Medicare.gov.
The five other New Hampshire hospitals are Androscoggin Valley Hospital (Berlin), Exeter Hospital, Littleton Regional Healthcare, Parkland Medical Center (Derry), and Speare Memorial Hospital (Plymouth).
Wentworth-Douglass hosts open interviews on Wednesdays
DOVER – Wentworth-Douglass Hospital will be holding open interviews for all positions (clinical and non-clinical) on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 pm, in the Main Lobby of Wentworth-Douglass (near the Waterfall Café) at 789 Central Avenue in Dover.
Interested candidates will meet with a Talent Partner from Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and/or Mass General Brigham. All are welcome to meet with a Talent Partner to discuss their skillset and experience and work together to help find a position to match the candidate’s work history.
Although not required, the Human Resources team recommends that candidates bring their resume with them and review the open positions at jobs.wdhospital.com in advance.