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Glendale Memorial Hospital Receives Clinical Recognition for Cardiac, Gastrointestinal & Orthopedic Procedures from Healthgrades


Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is a 2019 Five-Star Recipient in Cardiac, Gastrointestinal, and Orthopedic procedures, following this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

Specifically, Glendale Memorial Hospital is named a Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2017-2019); a Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019); and a Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery in 2019.

These achievements are part of findings by Healthgrades featured in their 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

“It is rewarding to know we are achieving our mission and ensuring we continue to meet the needs of our patients while providing excellent care to all,” states Jill Welton, Hospital President, Dignity Health - Glendale Memorial Hospital.

“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “These 5-star ratings for valve surgery, total knee replacement, and gallbladder removal showcase the expertise and commitment of Glendale Memorial Hospital to their patients.”

About Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center

Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is a 334-bed acute care community hospital. For more than 85 years, our physicians, nurses and staff have been committed to serving the healthcare needs of our community. Glendale Memorial has been distinguished as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades® for five consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.glendalememorialhospital.org or call us 818.502.BEST (2378). Glendale Memorial is also on Facebook (www.gmhfb.com).

About Dignity Health

Dignity Health, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, provides integrated, patient and family centered care. It is the fifth largest health system in the country with 10,000 physicians and 55,000 employees across Arizona, California, and Nevada. Through its network of more than 150 ancillary care sites and 40 acute care hospitals, Dignity Health is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2011, Dignity Health provided $1.4 billion in charity care, community benefit and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. Dignity Health is also on Facebook and Twitter.

*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality

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