Providence St. Joseph Hospital Named One of Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals
St. Joseph Hospital among the top five percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes
Orange, CA (February 9, 2021) – Providence St. Joseph Hospital today announced it has received the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places St. Joseph Hospital in the top five percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. This the second year in a row the hospital received this award.
“Even in the face of a pandemic, our caregivers and providers remain focused on providing excellent care with the goal of the best medical outcome possible for our patients,” said Chief Executive Jeremy Zoch, PhD, MHA, FACHE. “Receiving this award for the second year in a row and being among the top 5% in the nation is truly a testament to our continued commitment to providing the best in quality, compassionate care.”
From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 27.4 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.*
And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the award, 167,235 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for community acquired pneumonia in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award have, on average, a 38.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
“Given that the delivery of healthcare has profoundly changed due to COVID-19, we want to extend our congratulations to the hospitals that received Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award. These organizations are committed to providing exceptional clinical outcomes for their patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.
In addition, to being named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, St. Joseph Hospital has received Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience award in 2020 for the third year in a row.
Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award recipients are recognized for overall clinical excellence and providing top-quality care across multiple specialty lines and areas. During the 2021 study period (Medicare Fiscal Years 2017-2019), 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).
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.