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WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Austen Riggs Center has been recognized as a "Best Hospital" for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report, ranking #9 in Psychiatry nationwide. Noteworthy among the top group of psychiatry honorees for its small size and integrated approach, the Austen Riggs Center is a therapeutic community, open psychiatric hospital, and center for education and research, promoting resilience and self-direction in adults (18+) with complex psychiatric problems.
Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, states, "Being recognized as a top ten 'Best Hospital in Psychiatry' again this year is a great honor, and a tribute to our unique treatment program and to the excellence and dedication of our staff. We are proud to be included among the nation's top hospitals in psychiatry."
"For nearly three decades, we've strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide," said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties."
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News' patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures. For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
About the Austen Riggs Center
Austen Riggs Center, a leading psychiatric hospital and residential treatment program, has been serving adults since 1919. Within a completely open setting, patients are provided immersion in an intensive treatment milieu that emphasizes respectful engagement. Individual, psychodynamic psychotherapy is provided four times per week by doctors on staff.
The Austen Riggs Center is located in Stockbridge, MA. For more information about its services, please call 413.931.5249 or 800.517.4447 or visit www.austenriggs.org.
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