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Delray Medical Center is the only hospital in Florida named to Healthgrades 2020 America’s 50 Best Hospitals

Feb 21, 2020

Delray Medical Center Among Top 1 Percent of U.S. Hospitals for Clinical Outcomes According to Healthgrades

Delray Beach, FL (February 11, 2020) – Delray Medical Center is one of Healthgrades 2020 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Delray Medical Center in the top 1 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Delray Medical Center is the only hospital in the state of Florida to be receive this distinction.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for the care we provide. It means we are doing our job in giving patients the highest quality care and best experience possible,” said Maggie Gill, chief executive officer at Delray Medical Center. “Our outstanding physicians, nurses and staff earned this achievement on behalf of the hospital.”

“The recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award are committed to high quality standards throughout the entire organization,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “We congratulate the recipients of this award as they provide the best care possible for their patients.”

From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award had, on average, a 27.1 percent 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.*

And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award, 188,768 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for Heart Failure at a hospital that achieved the award had, on average, a 33.8 percent lower risk of dying during their hospital stay than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.*

Delray Medical Center is one of only five hospitals in the country to be recognized as One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 14 consecutive years (2007-2020).

Delray Medical Center has also been recognized Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Stroke Care and Critical Care in 2020 and has been a Five-Star recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 18 Years in a row (2003-2020).

Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2020 study period (2016 through 2018), 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).

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

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