West Chester Hospital Ranked Among Top 5% of Hospitals for Clinical Outcomes

Recipient of Healthgrades 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™

UC Health’s West Chester Hospital today announced it has received the Healthgrades 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. This is the third consecutive year that West Chester Hospital has received the award. The distinction recognizes West Chester Hospital as being within the top five percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

“It takes the entire West Chester Hospital staff, leaning into the UC Health commitment to excellence, to provide the level of care recognized by Healthgrades,” said Tom Daskalakis, chief administrative officer for West Chester Hospital, “Our team is especially proud of this achievement given the increased number of specialty services that we continue to offer to our patients.”

From 2014-2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence had, on average, a 26.3% lower risk of dying (across 19 procedures and conditions) than if they were treated in hospitals that did not achieve this distinction. During this same period, if all other hospitals, as a group, performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, on average 159,924 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for respiratory failure at a hospital that achieved the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award had, on average, a 24.5% lower risk of dying than if treated at a hospital that did not achieve this distinction.

As part of the UC Health academic health system, West Chester Hospital brings research backed, discovery driven care to our region. Hospitals that receive the Distinguished Hospital Award consistently exhibit the highest quality and outcomes, which directly benefit patients.

“Given the variation in clinical quality that exists between hospitals, it is more important than ever for consumers to do their research and use information like this to assess their care decisions,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Those hospitals that have received Healthgrades 2018 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence award have proven their steadfast commitment to providing quality care to patients.”

The 250 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 2018 study period (2014-2016), 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). To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.

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