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Flagler Hospital Achieves Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

01/27/2017
Flagler Hospital Achieves Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Healthgrades last week presented its 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence to 258 hospitals out of 4,500 nationwide, recognizing facilities for performing in the top 5 percent based on clinical outcomes for dozens of common procedures and conditions. Flagler Hospital was one of only four hospitals in Florida to receive the award. The hospital was also named a Top 100 hospital for General Surgery, Joint Replacements and Orthopedic Surgery.

“Delivering safe, high quality care is our top priority at Flagler Hospital,” stated President and CEO Joe Gordy. “This recognition by Healthgrades reflects our commitment and ongoing investments in training, technology and evidence-based practice to achieve the best possible outcomes for every patient. Our board, our physician partners and our staff truly care our patients, our hospital and our community and this has been affirmed by our Healthgrades performance year-after-year.”

The 2017 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 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 in-hospital complications). 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.

“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,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.

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