PINEHURST — FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report.

In the publication’s annual Best Hospital’s recognition, Moore Regional is ranked ninth statewide and received “high performing” marks in several procedures and conditions.

The Best Hospitals methodologies are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition once again from U.S. News,” FirstHealth CEO Mickey Foster said.

Moore Regional Hospital received high performing ratings for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.

As departments of the hospital, both Moore Regional’s Richmond and Hoke campuses are also included in the ranking.

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Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford was rated high performing in one procedure: pulmonology and lung surgery.