Agnes Hospital makes Healthgrades’ 250 top hospital list for clinical excellence

Shelly Haberman
Tara Rhodes

St. Agnes Hospital has been named by Healthgrades as one of the 250 recipients of its 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.

Hospitals recognized with this award performed among the top five percent in the nation for at least 21 of 32 inpatient conditions and procedures analyzed by Healthgrades.

“Consumers should prioritize hospitals and health systems that achieve high marks in clinical quality,” says Brad Bowman, MD, Healthgrades chief medical officer. “We commend these organizations for their commitment to driving better patient outcomes and high quality care.”

The Healthgrades analysis also compared hospitals receiving the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, as a group, to those who did not receive the award as a group. From 2014 to 2016, if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, on average, 159,924 lives could potentially have been saved.

“We are committed to excellence,” says Tara Rhodes, Agnesian HealthCare director of Performance Excellence/Project Management. “We set goals for specific patient populations or conditions and reach these goals through ongoing process improvement, best practice adoption and by comparing ourselves to benchmark performers. Specifically, this award recognizes our ‘superior outcomes’ related to treatment for sepsis, bowel obstructions, gastrointestinal bleeds, pancreatitis, hip fractures, pneumonia and stroke.”

Patients treated in hospitals receiving the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, had, on average a 26.3 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for treatments across 19 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome.

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