January 26, 2018
Richmond, Va. (January 26, 2018) – Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals today announced that it has received the Healthgrades 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. The distinction recognizes Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals as one of the top five percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
“Providing our patients with compassionate, high-quality medical care is our top priority,” said Will Wagnon, chief executive officer at Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals. “This award is very humbling and reflects the tremendous efforts of our outstanding team of staff, nurses and physicians and the relentless commitment they have towards achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients. We are extremely proud to see the clinical expertise of our staff and our hospital’s recognized among the best in the region, and in the country.”
From 2014-2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence had, on average, a 26.3% lower risk of dying (across 19 procedures and conditions where mortality is the clinical outcome) than if they were treated in hospitals that did not achieve this distinction. During this same period, if all other hospitals, as a group, performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, on average 159,924 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for respiratory failure at a hospital that achieved the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award had, on average, a 24.5% lower risk of dying than if treated at a hospital that did not achieve this distinction.*
“Given the variation in clinical quality that exists between hospitals, it is more important than ever for consumers to do their research and use information like this to assess their care decisions,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Those hospitals that have received Healthgrades 2018 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence award have proven their steadfast commitment to providing quality care to patients.”
Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals received 27 total 2018 Healthgrades clinical achievements, which include the following for the Henrico Doctors’ Forest Campus: Named Among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Cardiology Services TM, Stroke Care Excellence Award TM, Named Among Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke TM, Five-Star-Recipient for Treatment of Stroke TM for 15 years in a row, Five-Star Recipient of Heart Attack TM for two years in a row, Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure TM, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries TM, Prostate Surgery Excellence Award TM, Named Among the Top five Percent in the Nation for Prostate Surgery TM, Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery TM for two years in a row, Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia TM for 2 Years in a Row, Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery TM, Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis TM for 5 years in a Row, Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism TM, and Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure TM for 11 Years in a Row.
The 250 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2018 study period (2014-2016), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures —as measured by objective clinical outcomes performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications). To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.