PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Huntington Hospital today announced that it has received the Healthgrades 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™.The distinction, which Huntington Hospital has earned for the 10th year in a row, places the hospital in the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
"It is quite an achievement to be named in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance," said Stephen A. Ralph, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. "This recognition is the result of the hard work and dedication of each and every physician, nurse and employee and their unwavering commitment to provide comprehensive compassionate care."
Nationally, 260 hospitals out of 1485 eligible hospitals were recognized as recipients of the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award. Huntington Hospital is among the top five percent of hospitals in the nation with high quality care across at least 21 of 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures, as evaluated by Healthgrades. For example, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA area, there were 21 hospitals out of 51 eligible hospitals recognized as recipients of the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award. Huntington Hospital is among the hospitals in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA area with some of the best quality care across a broad spectrum of common inpatient conditions and procedures evaluated by Healthgrades.*
From 2012 through 2014, Healthgrades Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence, as a group, had a 26.5% lower risk adjusted in-hospital mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals. During this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, 158,858 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated at a hospital that achieved the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award had, on average, a 32.0% lower risk of dying from heart failure than if treated at a hospital that did not receive this distinction.
"When it comes to hospital selection, two of the most important questions to consider are where you are most likely to have a complication-free hospital stay and which hospital offers the best chance of survival, both during the hospital stay and in the weeks that follow," said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. "Selecting a hospital that has achieved Healthgrades 2016 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence award is one way to be confident that you will receive the right care."
The 260 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2016 study period (2012-2014), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures —as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications). To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.
*Area evaluated refers to Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA)
About Huntington Hospital
Huntington Hospital, www.HuntingtonHospital.com, is a 625-bed not-for-profit hospital located in Pasadena, California. It has been ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report in two specialties and was named among the top hospitals in California. The hospital is on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HuntingtonMemorialHospital and on Twitter at @HuntingtonNews.
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