Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center Ranked Among Top Five Percent in Nation for Clinical Outcomes

St. John's is Named to Healthgrades 2021 America's 250 Best Hospitals List

OXNARD, CA – March 3, 2021 – Dignity Health’s St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), is pleased to announce it has been awarded Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places St. John’s 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,” said Darren W. Lee, President and CEO of St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital. “Our entire health care team shares 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.”

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

“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 health care standards and exceptional outcomes.”

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). 

Other notable 2021 Healthgrades recognitions at St. John’s Regional Medical Center include:

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2020-2021)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2015-2021)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2021)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021)
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2020-2021)

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit Healthgrades.com/quality.


About Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center
St. John’s Regional Medical Center is a 265-bed acute care, award-winning facility. Serving Ventura County for more than one hundred years, St. John’s is the first and only Certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in Ventura County and a recipient of the American Heart Association’s, Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Designated as a STEMI Receiving Center, St. John’s is highly recognized in the community for excellence in cardiac care. Our Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and our Integrated Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. SJRMC houses a comprehensive Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, providing specialized care to the tiniest patients as well as a Beacon Award-Winning Intensive Care Unit. Each hospital 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.  



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Wednesday, March 03, 2021

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