Every U.S. News & World Report 2014-2015 Top Honor Roll Hospital Now Equipped with Med Sled®

Evacuation Device Supplier Congratulates all 18 Hospitals on List

ST. LOUIS, MO (July 23, 2014) – The Med Sled® emergency evacuation sled is the preferred emergency evacuation device in all 18 hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s annual Hospital Honor Roll as well as eight of the top 10 Children’s Honor Roll hospitals. This marks the second year in a row that Med Sled® is the primary evacuation device in each of the top hospitals in the nation.

To create their annual list, U.S. News & World Report narrows down a selection of nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals based on 16 different considerations for the most at-risk patients. These rankings are a product of a detailed inspection of each hospital’s healthcare performance in the categories of structure, process and outcomes. Only 18 hospitals in the country made the 2014-2015 Honor Roll list, which incorporates safety culture as a key component of a successful hospital.

“We’re incredibly proud to work with with all of our partners including these award-winning healthcare providers,” said Clifford Adkins, CEO of Med Sled®. “We would like to offer our congratulations to each hospital on the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll list. It is our privilege to help save lives by providing equipment that meets the standards of these world-class organizations.”

University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA was a first-time addition to the list, scoring very high in the area of patient safety. The hospital is nationally ranked in 13 adult specialties out of a possible 16, being one of only 144 hospitals in the nation that were ranked in even one category.

“The first appearance of University of Washington Medical Center on this list is a great accomplishment,” added Adkins. “We at Med Sled® are happy to work with such a prestigious hospital in their emergency evacuation planning efforts.”

There are over 52,000 Med Sled® evacuation devices currently in use in over 3,500 facilities nationwide, including the top 18 hospitals in the country. Med Sled® offers a full line of evacuation equipment that can move the smallest NICU patient (2.5lbs) to the largest bariatric patient (800+lbs).  Med Sled® representatives work with hospitals, nursing homes, schools and businesses to assist in their emergency evacuation planning, including conducting Equipment Needs Assessments, evacuation protocol review, employee training and drill support.