Palos Community Hospital Named Among Nation’s Top 5% by HealthGrades


Hospital & Healthcare Management / Healthcare News / 5th Oct. 2010 :- Palos Community Hospital has received the 2010 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from HealthGrades. This prestigious honor from the nation’s leading independent health care ratings organization places Palos in the top five percent of hospitals based on clinical excellence. Palos is one of 269 hospitals in the country to receive this award. It is the fifth consecutive year Palos has been a recipient.

Palos Community Hospital also received HealthGrades’ Patient Safety Excellence Award for the sixth year in a row. This award ranks Palos among the top 238 hospitals in the country for patient safety. Combined, these distinctions place Palos in an elite group of only 20 hospitals in the country, and the only hospital in Illinois, to receive both the Patient Safety Excellence Award and the Distinguished Hospital Award for overall Clinical Excellence five years in a row.

"Palos Community Hospital has been providing quality care to our patients for nearly 40 years," says Sister Margaret Wright, president. "The HealthGrades recognition ranking Palos as among the best in the country, affirms the hard work and commitment of our staff to assure excellence in the delivery of patient care."

Palos also took top honors for overall patient care in Cardiac, Gastrointestinal and Women’s Health services for the past two years, and in Pulmonary Services for 2010. Across a total of six specialties, Palos is ranked among the nation’s top 5 percent. In these areas, Palos consistently outperforms 95 percent of all hospitals across the country.

The eighth annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence Study analyzed patient outcomes at each of the nation’s 5,000 nonfederal hospitals. Facilities that receive the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence have the best outcomes in the country across a range of 26 procedures and treatments.

Palos Community Hospital’s long-standing mission has been to provide the highest quality health care available. By combining the medical expertise of highly skilled physicians and nurses with state-of-the-art technology and a comprehensive approach to treatment, Palos is committed to delivering world-class medicine in a compassionate and caring environment.

Palos Community Hospital is a 436-bed non-profit health care facility located in Palos Heights, IL. As one of the leading area hospitals, we have been serving the communities of the Southwest suburbs for nearly 40 years. Our 490-affiliate physicians represent more than 40 specialties and subspecialties. Palos Community Hospital is operated in accordance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Facilities.

SOURCE Palos Community Hospital