Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center have received the Healthgrades 2015 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™, a distinction that places them in the top one percent of hospitals nationwide. This is the second consecutive year that Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center have received this prestigious recognition.
Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, evaluates nearly every hospital in the nation (over 4,500 hospitals), and no hospital can opt-in or opt-out, nor can they pay to be evaluated.
“We are proud to be recognized among the best in the nation for consistently providing safe, quality care,” explains Jim Nathan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lee Memorial Health System. “This achievement is a testament to the extraordinary care that our team of physicians, employees and volunteers provide and the lasting contribution they are having on the community’s health through achieving excellent outcomes.”
Being in the top one percent means patients of Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center are less likely to experience medical or surgical complications, and have the best chances for survival during and after hospitalization.
Healthgrades America’s 50 Best™ designation recognizes hospitals for consistent clinical excellence and exhibiting consistent superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients across a broad spectrum of care. Hospitals who have achieved this distinction set a clear and formal framework for improving quality which allows teams to evaluate and build on success, and quality is embedded in their culture.
Other hospitals in the top one percent include the likes of Mayo Clinic and New York Presbyterian. “Additionally, we are proud that both Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital have also recently received numerous clinical excellence awards from Healthgrades,” adds Nathan.
“By choosing a hospital that has achieved the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best™ hospital award, consumers can expect a long-standing commitment to exceptional clinical care – and receive a quality of care that is among the highest quality medical care in the nation,” said Evan Marks, EVP, Informatics and Strategy, Healthgrades.
Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance for over 4,500 hospitals across the nation in 36 procedures and conditions annually based on Medicare inpatient data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) database. To learn more about how Healthgrades determines America’s Best Hospitals Award recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.