Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) today announced it has achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™.
The distinction places NCH in the top 5 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. NCH has received the America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™ for four years in a row (2017-2020).
“Every day our physicians, nurses, and clinical and support staffs are committed to providing exceptional, coordinated care in addition to exemplary service to our patients,” says Stephen Scogna, NCH President and CEO. “We couldn’t be prouder to accept this award and continue on our mission to improve the health of the communities we serve.”
“Hospital quality varies significantly from hospital to hospital, so it’s important for consumers to do their research and select a hospital that provides the best level of care for their specific needs,” says Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We congratulate the recipients of Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award for their commitment to improving clinical outcomes for patients.”
From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award had, on average, a 26.6 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 Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award, 161,930 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for sepsis in hospitals achieving the award have, on average, a 25.5 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
NCH has been recognized as:
• One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for three years in a row (2018-2020)
• One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ in 2020
• One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for four years in a row (2017-2020)
• One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ for two years in a row (2019-2020)
• One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for two years in a row (2019-2020)
• One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ in 2020
• One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™ in 2020
Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2020 study period (2016 through 2018), 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 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.