The Menninger Clinic announced that it ranks among the nation’s top psychiatric hospitals according to the annual Best Hospitals survey released today by U.S. News & World Report. This is the 26th consecutive year that The Menninger Clinic has been selected as a national Best Hospital in psychiatry.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings for best psychiatric hospitals are based on reputation as determined by board-certified physicians who nominate the hospitals that they consider best for patients with serious or difficult conditions regardless of expense or location. This year The Menninger Clinic was ranked 5th among all psychiatric hospitals nationally.
“With Menninger’s unique and highly effective approach to patient care and its focus on difficult-to-treat psychiatric illnesses, it’s an honor to be recognized again this year by physicians across the country as one of the top psychiatric hospitals,” said Dr. C. Edward Coffey
, Menninger’s president and CEO. "What is equally affirming is Menninger's outcomes data
, which demonstrate the effectiveness of our treatment approach and its positive impact on patients during their stay and continuing after discharge."
Menninger continues to be one of few psychiatric hospitals where patients can stay long enough for treatment to work. Menninger has found that this time in treatment gives patients, many of whom have had three or more prior hospitalizations, a chance to recover and to address core issues that have impeded success thereby initiating lasting change and reducing the cost of recurring hospitalizations.
Dr. Coffey adds that Menninger’s high marks on patient satisfaction are a testament to the hospital’s dedicated employees who are engaged and committed to Menninger’s mission of transforming lives and restoring hope through innovative programs in treatment, research and education.
This year the hospital is celebrating its 90th anniversary.