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Hospital Treating Bret Michaels Listed Among Nation's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 Hospital News J E 4
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PHOENIX, July 19 The hospital that treated Bret Michaels has been named by U.S. News & World Report one of the nation's best hospitals.

Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix is ranked in the top 10 best hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery. Barrow has treated many well known figures including recent patients, rocker Bret Michaels and Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Westmoreland.

"I owe my life to Barrow," says Michaels, who was treated at the Phoenix hospital after sustaining a critical brain hemorrhage in April. "Barrow helped me overcome this medical emergency which many don't survive without excellent medical care."

U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of top hospitals is the most respected of all national rankings. St. Joseph's Barrow Neurological Institute is consistently ranked in the top 10.

Hundreds of patients from around the world seek treatment from Barrow every year. Westmoreland, who in March was diagnosed with an extremely rare brain lesion, sought out the top medical centers in the United States and chose to have the risky surgery at Barrow with great success.

Barrow is known throughout the world for providing cutting-edge treatment for people with brain and spine diseases, disorders and injuries; medical education and innovative research. It is also home to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.

The highly sought-after medical center performs more neurosurgeries than any other hospital in the world and is the busiest brain tumor treatment center in the nation. It has the largest neurosurgery residency program in the nation, training more neurosurgeons that anywhere in the world.

--Barrow--

About St. Joseph's Hospital and Barrow Neurological Institute

Located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 640-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph's is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Heart & Lung Institute, St. Joseph's Children's Health Center, and a Level I Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. St. Joseph's is 115 years old and the Barrow was launched inside the hospital in 1967.

SOURCE Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
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