CarolinaEast Medical Center among top hospital in the U.S. again

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) – A Craven County hospital has been recognized again as one of the top hospitals in the nation on a global scale comparing the world’s best hospitals by a news magazine.

According to Newsweek magazine’s annual “World’s Best Hospitals” rankings released February 28th, CarolinaEast Medical Center is ranked in the top 1.7% of U.S. hospitals for the sixth consecutive year.

“To help, Newsweek has partnered with Statista for its annual ranking of the world’s best hospitals, a series that began in March 2019. This year, the list includes data on 2,400 hospitals across 30 countries,” says Global Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek Nacny Cooper.

Officials say data sources used for the evaluation included hospital recommendations from medical experts, patient experience, patient-reported outcome measures, and hospital quality metrics.

Specifically in the United States, CarolinaEast is ranked 110 out of 6,120 hospitals, according to the 2024 list.

“We are once again privileged to be recognized by two of the most prestigious rating organizations, Business NC and Newsweek,” says Michael Smith, President and CEO, CarolinaEast Health System.

Newsweek also recognized CarolinaEast for performing above the average in Infection Prevention measures, and the New Bern hospital was named on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best-In-State Hospitals 2024, ranked as #6 in North Carolina earlier this year.