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U.S. News & World Report Names the Austen Riggs Center a Top Ten Best Hospital in Psychiatry
Washington DC – August 2, 2016 – The Austen Riggs Center has been recognized as a “Best Hospital” for 2016-17 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 emphasizes the importance of relationships, the discovery of meaning, and the role and responsibility of the patient.
Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, states “We are very proud to be ranked among the top ten ‘Best Hospitals’ this year, a tribute to our program, our excellent staff, and our unique treatment program that fosters the development, resilience, and self-direction of adults with complex psychiatric problems in an open community setting.”
“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions. For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures, or conditions.
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  517.4447 or visit www.austenriggs.org.