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Fawcett Memorial Hospital, One of Only Four Hospitals in Florida, to Receive Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Fawcett Memorial Hospital January 17, 2017

Port Charlotte, FL - Fawcett Memorial Hospital today announced that it has received the 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Fawcett Memorial Hospital in the top 5% for clinical excellence among more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Fawcett is one of only four hospitals in the state of Florida receiving this distinction

From 2013 through 2015, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence had, on average, a 26.2% lower risk of dying (across 19 procedures and conditions where mortality is the clinical outcome), than if they were treated in hospitals that did not achieve this distinction. During this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, 160,322 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated at a hospital that achieved the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award had, on average, a 25% lower risk of dying from a stroke than if treated at a hospital that did not achieve this distinction.

“Consumers are doing their research when it comes to selecting the hospital where they receive their care, and high-marks in quality are a valuable differentiator that can set organizations apart,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We commend hospitals that have achieved Healthgrades 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for demonstrating an unwavering commitment to high quality care for their patients.”

"Fawcett Memorial Hospital is honored to be receiving this recognition as we continually strive for excellence in patient safety and patient outcomes in our facility. We are proud to be offering nationally recognized, quality care in our community, while creating an environment where our patients also have an exceptional experience," said Bill Hawley, CEO at Fawcett.

The 258 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ stand out among the rest 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 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures —as measured by objective clinical outcomes performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and inhospital complications). To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.

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