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Marian Regional Medical Center Ranked Among Top Five Percent in Nation for Clinical Outcomes

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Marian is Named to Healthgrades 2021 America's 250 Best Hospitals List

SANTA MARIA, CA – February 24, 2021 – Marian Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Marian Regional Medical Center in the top five percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed across the U.S. for its superior clinical performance according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

“We are especially proud of this incredible accomplishment, ranking us among an elite group of hospitals with exceptional clinical outcomes,” says Sue Andersen, President and CEO, Marian Regional Medical Center. “Our entire health care team share this achievement, which demonstrates our commitment to quality, safety, and patient care. During a year that has been especially trying for our staff, this remarkable acknowledgment serves as a testament to our continued commitment to provide care for the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”

"Amidst the coronavirus crisis, it has never been more important to acknowledge the hospitals that remain committed to delivering the highest quality care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals recognizes organizations across the U.S. for their ongoing pursuit of the highest healthcare standards and exceptional outcomes.”

From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award had, on average, a 27.4 percent 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.* 

During the same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award, 167,235 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for heart failure in hospitals achieving the award have, on average, a 34.7 percent 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 2021 study period (Medicare Fiscal Years 2017-2019), 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). 

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About Marian Regional Medical Center
Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, California, is rated among the top 5% in the nation for clinical outcomes and its cancer program is distinguished as the only comprehensive Community Cancer Center on the Central Coast. The need to meet the demand for quality, technologically-advanced care for a growing community led Marian to open its doors to a new state-of-the-art, 191-bed facility in the spring of 2012.  The new facility houses the largest and most comprehensive perinatology/ neonatology service providing the most compassionate, quality care to the littlest of patients. Marian is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only. 


Publish date: 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021