Ontario hospital ranks in top 100 nationwide in national study

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario. (Submitted photo)

ONTARIO – Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario is providing some of the best care in the country, earning a ranking as a Top 100 hospital.

The results of the annual study, done since 1993 by IBM Watson Health of Massachusetts, determined that the Ontario hospital, which employs about 350, was the only small community hospital in Oregon to qualify.

And the hospital’s parent, Saint Alphonsus Health System, ranked as a Top 15 Health System. St. Luke’s Health System also was rated as a Top 15.

The designations follow a detailed, independent examination of each hospital and health system’s care of patients, operations and financial health. A total of 2,675 hospitals were evaluated, according to the Watson Health report.

“This high honor tells . . .