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Oct 22, 2013, 13:30 ET
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Healthgrades 2014 Hospital Quality Report Reveals Risk of Death and Complications Vary Widely Among Our Nation's Hospitals

As millions of Americans begin choosing a health plan for the first time under the Affordable Care Act, the new Healthgrades American Hospital...

Jul 16, 2013, 08:01 ET
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Healthgrades Bariatric Surgery Report 2013 Evaluates Hospitals Performing Obesity Surgery in the U.S.

 Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, today released the...

Jun 18, 2013, 08:01 ET
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Healthgrades Recognizes Top Hospitals in Treatment of Maternity Care, Gynecologic Surgery and Women's Health

 Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, today...

Apr 09, 2013, 08:01 ET

Healthgrades Announces 2013 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ Recipients

 Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, today...

Apr 09, 2013, 08:01 ET

Healthgrades 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Report Demonstrates Variation in Patient Safety Outcomes and the Importance of Being an Informed Consumer

 Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, today...

Feb 19, 2013, 08:01 ET
Healthgrades Announces America's Best Hospitals for 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/Healthgrades)

Healthgrades Releases Top Cities in U.S. for Hospital Care and Announces America's Best Hospitals for 2013

 Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, today...

Jan 15, 2013, 08:01 ET
Healthgrades Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence 2013 Infographic.  (PRNewsFoto/Healthgrades)

Healthgrades Announces the Top 5 Percent of Hospitals Nationwide in Hospital Quality Clinical Excellence Report 2013

 Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physician and hospitals, today...

Oct 23, 2012, 06:01 ET
What Americans Don't Know About Their Doctors & Hospitals May Be Putting Them At Risk Source: Healthgrades.  (PRNewsFoto/Healthgrades)

What Americans Don't Know About Their Doctors and Hospitals May Be Putting Their Health at Risk

 Americans spend more time researching a refrigerator than they do choosing a doctor or hospital, according to a national study released today...

Jul 31, 2012, 00:01 ET

New Research: Trends In U.S. Weight-Loss Surgery

 Complication rates are relatively low for U.S. bariatric surgery patients at 5.87% but vary widely from hospital to hospital, according to a...

Jun 19, 2012, 00:01 ET

New Report on Women's Health Finds C-Section Rates Stabilize For the First Time in Eight Years

A new report on trends in women's health in the United States reveals the national C-section rate has held steady at 33 percent since 2009,...

May 22, 2012, 15:28 ET

New Research: Hospitals With Better Patient-Provider Communication Have Better Patient Safety And Satisfaction Rates

A new report on patient safety and satisfaction rates in hospitals across the United States finds that hospitals with the highest patient...

Mar 20, 2012, 00:01 ET

America's 50 Best and 100 Best Hospitals Identified by HealthGrades

HealthGrades America's 50 and 100 Best Hospitals for 2012 were identified in a report issued today by HealthGrades, the leading provider of...

Feb 21, 2012, 00:01 ET

HealthGrades Names Top Hospitals for Emergency Medicine

A report released today by HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or...

Jan 24, 2012, 00:01 ET

HealthGrades Names Top Cities for Hospital Care

HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, today released...

Nov 15, 2011, 00:01 ET

Nation's Top Hospital Organ Transplant Centers Identified by HealthGrades

HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, today made available...

Nov 02, 2011, 11:00 ET

HealthGrades and CPM to Merge

HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital and CPM, the leading...

Oct 18, 2011, 00:01 ET

HealthGrades Releases Quality Ratings for Nation's Hospitals

HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted source for researching doctors and hospitals, today released its 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital...

Jul 19, 2011, 00:01 ET

Report Finds U.S. C-section Rate Continues Rise to Historic High: 34%

A report released today by HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes,...

Jun 21, 2011, 00:01 ET

Bariatric Surgery Patients Treated at 5 Star Hospitals 69.7% Less Likely to Experience Inhospital Complications Than Patients at 1 Star Programs

A report released today by HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes,...

May 19, 2011, 16:12 ET

Hospital Ratings Study Flawed, According to HealthGrades

The findings of a journal article published in the May issue of the Archives of Surgery are fundamentally flawed and could undermine patients...

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