PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Huntington Hospital today announced that it has received Healthgrades 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. The distinction recognizes Huntington Hospital as one of 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.
"Huntington Hospital is deeply committed to ensuring our patients receive comprehensive compassionate care," said Stephen A. Ralph, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. "Being recognized for the past 11 consecutive years as among the top 5% in the nation for the quality of our clinical outcomes, is the result of the hard work and dedication of each and every physician, nurse and employee to address the needs of the people in our community."
From 2013 through 2015, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence had, on average, a 26.2% lower risk of dying (across 19 procedures and conditions where mortality is the clinical outcome), than if they were treated in hospitals that did not achieve this distinction. During this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, 160,322 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 25% lower risk of dying from a stroke than if treated at a hospital that did not achieve this distinction.
"Given the variation in quality care across the nation, it's never been more important for consumers to do their homework when searching for a hospital," said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. "Those hospitals that have received Healthgrades 2017 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence award have proven their long-standing commitment to providing quality care to drive better health outcomes for their patients."
The 258 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 2017 study period (2013-2015), 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 clinical outcomes 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.
About Huntington Hospital
Huntington Hospital, www.huntingtonhospital.com, is a 619-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.
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