Collaboration Elevates Western New York to Top 20 Percent in National Health Care Rankings

Western New York’s health care system ranked in the top 20 percent – 54th out of 306 regions studied – in a national ranking for access to health care, prevention and treatment, according to a new study by The Commonwealth Fund.

“There is a strong correlation between poverty and poor performance in this ranking. We are a poor region but landed in the top quartile. That is noteworthy,” said Michael W. Cropp, M.D., CEO of Independent Health.