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GLENDALE, Ariz. (March 25, 2019) – Arizona’s Dignity Health hospitals, including St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix and St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center in Glendale, have been ranked among the top 250 hospitals by Healthgrades. Hospitals with this distinction are in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide.
America’s Best Hospitals outperform peers in treating a core group of 19 conditions, including heart attack and heart failure, sepsis, stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure. Patients treated in hospitals attaining the accolade had greater than 27 percent more positive outcomes across inpatient conditions and procedures than in hospitals that did not receive the award.
“We are proud to be recognized with this national achievement,” said Linda Hunt, chief executive officer of Dignity Health in Arizona. “Our staff members go above and beyond every day to provide the highest quality of care; they are the whole which makes this designation possible.”
Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence. Data gathered during the 2019 study period, conducted between 2015 and 2017, showed if all hospitals had performed similarly to those achieving the award, 168,165 lives could potentially have been saved.
“Consumers have several hospitals to choose from, so it’s important they understand which hospitals achieve the best clinical outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award are setting the bar in patient care.”
Healthgrades Operating Company Inc. is a leading online resource for patients to find and connect with doctors or hospitals. Data on Healthgrades.com is collected from a variety of sources including the National Provider Identifier Registry, a government directory of all active providers in the country, surveys directly from patients, claims data from government and third-party sources, as well as information that comes directly from providers or practices.
About Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph’s is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and Norton Thoracic Institute. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph’s among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org/stjosephs.