PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Huntington Hospital announced that it has received the Healthgrades 2016 America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction makes Huntington Hospital one of the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
"To be recognized among America's 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades is a tribute to our extraordinary physicians, nurses, employees and volunteers," says Stephen A. Ralph, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. "We will continue to provide our patients with the leading-edge capabilities of a world-class medical institution, ensuring our patients receive compassionate community care and superior clinical outcomes."
From 2012 through 2014, Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients, as a group, had a 24.4% lower risk adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals. During this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the level of America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ across these 19 procedures and conditions, 164,116 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated at a hospital that has achieved the America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ had, on average, a 22.1% lower risk of dying during their hospital stay for stroke than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award. Also, patients treated at a hospital that has achieved the America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ had, on average, a 28.5% lower risk of dying during their hospital stay for heart failure than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.
Variation in hospital performance exists locally as well as nationally. Huntington Hospital is among the hospitals in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA area with some of the best quality care across at least 21 of 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures evaluated by Healthgrades over a period of at least 6 years.*
"Our analysis shows that there is tremendous variation in care, so it's important for consumers to carefully research and choose a hospital," said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. "We commend the recipients of the America's 50 Best Hospital Award for delivering exceptional clinical outcomes that help them stand out from their peers in terms of overall clinical performance."
The 50 recipients of the America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ 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 America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ 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 in Pasadena, California. We are named among the top hospitals in California and nationally ranked in two specialties by U.S. News and World Report. Learn more about us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/huntingtonmemorialhospital and on Twitter at @huntingtonnews.
SOURCE Huntington Memorial Hospital