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Delray Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Mar 9, 2018

Delray Medical Center received the 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades. Delray Medical Center is one of just four hospitals in the country that have achieved this clinical excellence for 16 straight years. The distinction places Delray Medical Center in the top 5% for clinical performance among nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

“People in our community have a choice as to where they will go for their care, and this recognition is confirmation that our hospital has proven to be one of the best in our area when it comes to clinical excellence,” said Mark Bryan, CEO at Delray Medical Center. “Accolades such as this make us unique to our patients.”

From 2014-2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving the 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.

“We commend hospitals that have achieved Healthgrades 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to high quality care for their patients,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that meet these high-quality standards will continue to distinguish themselves with consumers making decisions about where to receive care.”

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