JUPITER, Fla., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) is ranked among the top five percent of hospitals of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance. JMC just received the 2013 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
"Clinical excellence is something the entire team strives for every day," said John D. Couris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jupiter Medical Center. "This designation from Healthgrades is a testament to our commitment to quality. Our community can be confident that it will receive world-class care at Jupiter Medical Center."
Only 262 hospitals in the nation were recognized for their overall clinical care across a broad spectrum of care. While many hospitals have specific areas of expertise and high-quality outcomes in certain areas, these hospitals exhibit comprehensive high quality care across multiple clinical specialties. From 2009 through 2011, Healthgrades Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence as a group had an overall 30.9 percent lower risk adjusted mortality rate as compared to other hospitals that did not achieve the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award (across 18 common inpatient conditions and procedures).
"Today, consumers have unprecedented access to information on hospital performance as it relates to specific conditions and procedures so that they can make more informed decisions about who to see and where to go for care," said Evan Marks, EVP Informatics and Strategy, Healthgrades. "The Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence enables hospitals to communicate their commitment to providing outstanding patient care and to show their continued efforts to improve clinical outcomes."
About Jupiter Medical Center
Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) is a not-for-profit 283-bed regional medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds. JMC provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in orthopedics and spine, digestive health, medical imaging, cancer care, minimally-invasive surgical procedures including robotic surgery, emergency services, men's and women's health, weight management and thoracic and lung care. Jupiter Medical Center is the recipient of the Healthgrades 'America's 50 Best' Award™ for two years in a row (2011-2012) and the Distinguished Hospital Award - Clinical Excellence™ for nine years in a row (2005-2013). For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.
Healthgrades Hospital Quality Distinctions
Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance for over 4,500 hospitals across the nation in 28 procedures and conditions annually. Healthgrades.com provides information on objective measures of hospital performance, which allows consumers to compare their local hospitals online at www.healthgrades.com/find-a-hospital . Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance for nearly every hospital in the nation; no hospital can opt-in or opt-out of being evaluated, and no hospital pays to be evaluated. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account differing levels of severity of patient illness at different hospitals and allows for hospitals to be compared equally.
Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 200 million consumers use the Healthgrades websites to select and communicate with physicians and hospitals that best meet their treatment needs. Consumers are empowered through use of the Healthgrades proprietary information about clinical outcomes, satisfaction, safety, and health conditions to make more informed healthcare decisions and take action. For more information please visit www.healthgrades.com and www.bettermedicine.com
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