UC Health’s West Chester Hospital Ranked Among Top 5% of U.S. Hospitals for Clinical Excellence

West Chester Hospital Among Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals

West Chester, OH (Feb. 11, 2020) – West Chester Hospital announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award. This is the fifth consecutive year the hospital has been recognized with this award by Healthgrades.

The distinction places West Chester Hospital in the top 5% 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.

“Each and every hospital team member plays an important role in our achievement of this recognition,” said Tom Daskalakis, chief administrative officer for UC Health’s West Chester Hospital. “Our employees and physicians are very passionate about building and enhancing a culture of patient-centered care, and our placement among Healthgrades’ top-performing hospitals further highlights the outstanding clinical care we provide.”

“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,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer at 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% 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% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

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 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.

About UC Health
UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching – a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 800 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes and centers, including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute; UC Cancer Center; and UC Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at UCHealth.com.

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