Port Charlotte, FL – Fawcett Memorial Hospital announced that it has received the Healthgrades 2015 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction makes Fawcett Memorial Hospital one of the top 2% 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.
From 2011 through 2013, Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients, as a group, had a 26.4% lower risk adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals. During this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the level of America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients across these 19 procedures and conditions, 172,626 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated at a hospital that has achieved the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ had, on average, a 29.3% lower risk of dying from heart failure than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.
“The Healthgrades analysis shows that not all hospitals perform equally, so it is important that consumers do their homework when selecting a hospital,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional clinical quality care over an extended period of time.”
The 100 recipients of the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2015 study period (2011-2013), hospitals like Fawcett Memorial Hospital, showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the 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 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award ™ recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.