March 1, 2017
Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by a national online firm that collects comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This distinction, given annually by Healthgrades, places Chandler Regional among the top 1 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance.
“The recognition from Healthgrades is a testament to the expertise, kindness, and dedication provided by the entire team at Chandler Regional,” says the hospital’s president and CEO, Tim Bricker. “With rapid population growth in our area, the hospital has moved quickly in the past several years to keep pace. We have opened a new patient tower and launched several new programs, including a Level 1 Trauma Center in 2014. It is so important that as we continue to grow, we also continue to provide excellent quality and outcomes for our patients.”
During the 2017 study period (2013-2015), patients treated in hospitals achieving Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award have, on average, had a 26.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is an outcome.
“Our analysis shows that there is tremendous variation in clinical outcomes across hospitals, so we commend the recipients of the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for delivering exceptional quality care to their patients,” said Brad Bowman, chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “As consumers take a more active role in managing their own health, they can have confidence that hospitals that have achieved the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award stand above the rest.”
In addition to this recognition, Chandler Regional also received the Best in Sepsis Award and the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in 2016. The hospital opened in 1961 with only 40 beds, 25 employees and 91 volunteers. Today, Chandler Regional is a 338-bed, non-profit facility with more than 2,500 employees, and almost 1,000 doctors on staff representing all major specialties.
The 50 recipients of the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award are distinguished for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. In the 2017 study, 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 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.