Community Hospital Among HealthGrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals
Study Ranks Palos Among Top in the Nation for Clinical Quality
Palos Community Hospital
has announced that its superior clinical quality has placed it among an elite
group of U.S. hospitals:
50 Best Hospitals. To be recognized with this distinction, hospitals must have
had risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates that were in the top 5% in
the nation for the most consecutive years. On average, patients treated at America’s 50
Best Hospitals had nearly a 30% lower risk of death.
America's 50 Best
Dr. Arshad Rahim, Vice President, HealthGrades Accelerated Clinical Excellence Group announces Palos' selection as a HealthGrades America's 50 Best Hospital.
“This recognition is an honor for Palos
Community Hospital and affirms the dedication and commitment of our staff in
assuring that all our patients are treated with the same quality, competence,
compassion and dignity as we would want one of our own family members to be
treated,” says Sister Margaret Wright, president. “Our commitment to providing
quality care is steadfast. As a result, we are able to provide health care
services that are now recognized as among the best in the country and we will
continue to do so for years to come.”
found that if all U.S.
hospitals had performed at the level of Palos Community
Hospital, more than a
half million Medicare deaths could have been prevented between 2000 and 2010.
This finding was based on an analysis of more than 150 million Medicare patient
our nation seeks to elevate the quality of care at all hospitals, these elite
facilities provide a roadmap for success,” said Dr. Arshad Rahim, HealthGrades Director
of Accelerated Clinical Excellence. “Consumers increasingly are demanding
greater transparency and quality when selecting healthcare providers. These
hospitals are delivering. We commend them for their dedication to excellence in
compared the performance of America’s
50 Best Hospitals like Palos
to all others and found:
- Collectively, during 2008 through
2010, these top hospitals had nearly a 30% lower risk-adjusted mortality
across 17 procedures and diagnoses.
- From 2008 through 2010, if all
hospitals performed at the level of America’s Best Hospitals, 179,593
Medicare deaths may have been prevented. Complete procedure-by-procedure
comparisons of the HealthGrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals
and all others can be found at HealthGrades.com. A comprehensive methodology
for this award and all HealthGrades hospital ratings and rankings is also
America’s Best Hospitals are located in 88 cities in 25 states.
- The majority of America’s Best
Hospitals are non-profit (87%), 7% are for profit, and 6% are government owned.
- America’s Best Hospitals range from 100 beds to more than 500, with 45% having
less than 350 beds and 55% having more than 350 beds.
Hospital's long-standing mission has been to provide the
highest quality health care available. By combining the medical expertise of
highly skilled physicians and nurses with state-of-the-art technology and a
comprehensive approach to treatment, Palos is committed to delivering
world-class medicine in a compassionate and caring environment.
Hospital is a 436-bed non-profit
health care facility located in Palos
Heights, IL. As one
of the leading area hospitals, we have been serving the communities of the
Southwest suburbs for 40 years. Our more than 490-affiliate physicians
represent more than 40 specialties and subspecialties.