Dignity Health - St. Joseph’s Medical Center Stockton named one of 2023’s America’s 250 Best Hospitals for clinical excellence by Healthgrades, the leading health resource for consumers
Dignity Health- St. Joseph’s Medical Center today announced that it is one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2023, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. This achievement puts St. Joseph’s Medical Center Stockton in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across the most common conditions and procedures.
“We are especially proud of this incredible accomplishment, which demonstrates our commitment to providing quality care to the Stockton and surrounding communities,” said Donald J. Wiley, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Medical Center. “The recognition ranks us among an elite group of hospitals with exceptional clinical outcomes and serves as a testament to the dedication of our employees in ensuring excellence in quality, safety, and patient care.”
Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation between America’s Best 250 Hospitals and hospitals that did not receive the distinction. In fact, if all hospitals performed similarly to America’s 250 Best, over 160,000 lives could have been saved.* For example, patients treated at one of the 2023 America’s 250 Best Hospitals have, on average, a 28.7% lower risk of dying than if they were treated at a hospital that did not receive the America’s 250 Best Hospitals award.*
“We’re proud to recognize St. Joseph’s Medical Center Stockton as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2023,” said Brad Bowman MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, St. Joseph’s Medical Center Stockton consistently delivers better-than-expected outcomes for the patients in their community and is setting a high national standard for clinical excellence.”
Along with being one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, St. Joseph’s Medical Center Stockton has also been recognized for the following distinctions:
- America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care (2023)
- Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery (2023)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure (2023)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke (2022-2023)
- Critical Care Excellence Award (2022-2023)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis (2022-2023)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism (2023)
Visit Healthgrades.com/quality/americas-best-hospitals for an in-depth look at St. Joseph’s Medical Center Stockton’s performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in Stockton today. Consumers can also visit Healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access the complete methodology here. A patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology is available here.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.