Providence Medical Center today announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Providence in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
Karen Orr, RN, MSN, MBA, CMSRN, CEO Providence Medical Center, said, “We are very proud to achieve this recognition, that reflects the strong dedication of our staff and physicians to provide our patients high quality care each and every day.” She added, “With a team approach, our goal is to provide excellent care and great compassion and we are honored to receive this award.”
“Consumers have several hospitals to choose from, so it’s important they understand which hospitals achieve the best clinical outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades.
“Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award are setting the bar in patient care.”
From 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award had, on average, a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.*
And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award, 168,165 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for Sepsis in hospitals achieving the award have, on average, a 26.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2019 study period (2015 through 2017), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).
Other Healthgrades recognitions for the Medical Center announced in October, included: Excellence Awards for Critical Care, Gastrointestinal Care, Orthopedic Surgery; Pulmonary Care and Patient Safety.
In addition, Providence was recognized by Healthgrades for top 5% in the nation for Critical Care (2019); Overall GI Services (2 years in a row); Overall Orthopedic Services (2019); Overall Pulmonary Services (2 years in a row); and Patient Safety (2017-2018). Providence also received Five-Star recognition in Spinal Fusion (13 years in a row), Hip Fracture Treatment (3 years in a row); Treatment of Pneumonia (3 years in a row); Treatment of Heart Failure (2 years in a row); Pacemaker Procedures (2 years in a row); Treatment of GI Bleed(2 years in a row); Treatment of Bowel Obstruction (2 years in a row); Treatment of Pancreatitis (3 Years in a row); Gallbladder Removal Surgery (4 years in a row); Treatment of Sepsis (4 years in a row); Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies (2 years in a row); Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries; Colorectal Surgeries; Carotid Surgery; and Treatment for Respiratory Failure.
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.