Huntington Hospital announced that it has received the Healthgrades 2017 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award, for the 4th year in a row (2014-2017). The distinction makes Huntington Hospital 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.
“We are tremendously proud to be recognized among America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades for the fourth year in a row,” said Stephen A. Ralph, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “For 125 years, our goal has been to provide excellent health care and compassionate service to each patient by bringing together outstanding physicians, caring nurses, professional staff and advanced technologies. This award is a tribute to every person who works to achieve that goal.”
From 2013 through 2015, patients treated in hospitals achieving Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award have on average a 26.1% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome. During this same period, if all other hospitals, as a group, had performed at the level of America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award recipients across these 19 procedures and conditions, on average 176,473 lives could potentially have been saved.
“Our analysis shows that there is tremendous variation in clinical outcomes across hospitals, so we commend the recipients of the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for delivering exceptional quality care to their patients,” said Brad Bowman, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “As consumers take a more active role in managing their own health, they can have confidence that hospitals that have achieved the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award stand above the rest.”
In January 2017, Huntington Hospital was recognized as a recipient of Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for the 11th consecutive year in a row. In addition, Huntington Hospital was the only hospital in Los Angeles in 2016 to be named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and receive the Outstanding Patient Experience Award.
The 50 recipients of the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award are distinguished 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 most common inpatient conditions and procedures, as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).