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Healthgrades is the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care. Healthgrades awards the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence to hospitals across the nation that have demonstrated overall clinical excellence, and have exhibited superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients across a broad spectrum of care. The distinction places SJPVH in the top five percent of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide, based on the hospital’s outstanding clinical performance.
“This honor is a testament to the commitment of St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital employees, physicians, and volunteers to assuring our patients and community members receive the highest level of safe, quality health care services,” says Darren Lee, President and CEO of SJPVH and SJRMC. “Our patients are the focus of all that we do and we are proud to be recognized for our successes and honored to be named among the nation’s best.”
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance based on more than 45 million Medicare medical claims records for the most recent three-year time period available from over 4,500 hospitals nationwide, including for 36 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. These findings are released on Healthgrades.com and in the Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation.
St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center collectively received 51 honors from Healthgrades for 2016, consisting of five-star awards for clinical outcomes, and clinical and service excellence awards. A five-star rating indicates that a hospital’s clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.
Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of the analysis, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades risk adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby taking into account how sick patients are upon admission.