For the third year in a row, EvergreenHealth has been named as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades for consistent clinical performance across multiple categories of care.
The distinction places EvergreenHealth in the top two percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades measured clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across many of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures to determine the recipients of its 2019 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award.
“Together, our physicians, staff and volunteers continually strive for excellence in our aim to provide the highest-quality, safe, compassionate care and service to every patient and family who entrusts us with their health care,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Amy Beiter in a press release. “We are honored to once again be named among this elite group of best hospitals in the nation, as it offers a reflection of our system-wide commitment to fulfill our mission to advance the health of our community.”
EvergreenHealth is among five Washington hospitals to be recognized as one of Healthgrades’ 100 Best this year. Beyond this award, Healthgrades has also recognized EvergreenHealth as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence nine times in the past decade, and it ranks among the top 15 percent in the U.S. for exemplary patient care and service.
“The Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award reflects the excellent care and commitment to quality from health care professionals throughout recipient hospitals,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades in a press release. “Clinical outcomes can vary significantly from one hospital to another, and with this recognition, consumers can identify the best hospitals for their needs.”
According to Healthgrades, from 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals achieving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.
During that same period, if all hospitals, as a group, performed at the level of those achieving the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award, 172,950 lives could potentially have been saved, according to Healthgrades. For example, patients treated for community-acquired pneumonia in hospitals achieving the award have, on average, a 35.3 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.