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Delray Medical Center Named Top 10 percent in Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery and Critical Care for 2020 by Healthgrades

Nov 25, 2019

Delray Medical Center is among the top 10 percent in the nation for Cranial Neurosurgery and Critical Care, according to a national report by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and all-payer data from 15 states for bariatrics and appendectomy procedures.* Delray Medical Center’s achievement is part of findings released today in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital executives

The variation in hospital quality can have a significant impact on the quality of care a patient receives. From 2016-2018, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Cranial Neurosurgery Specialty Excellence Award have, on average a 34.2% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.* Similarly, from 2016-2018, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the Critical Care Specialty Excellence Award have, on average a 1.41 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

“The hospitals that stand out for exceptional performance in Cranial Neurosurgery and Critiical Care should be commended for their long-standing commitment to quality,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “As consumers are increasingliy saavy when it comes to finding and selecting a hospital, patients can be confident when they select a hospital that has achieved this Healthgrades recognition.”

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation for cranial surgery and critical care from Healthgrades, because it means we are doing our job in providing patients with some of the highest quality 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.”

Delray Medical Center was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2020
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 18 Years in a Row (2003-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 13 Years in a Row (2008-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries in 2020
  • Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries for 4 Years in a Row (2017-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries for 4 Years in a Row (2017-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 17 Years in a Row (2004-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 6 Years in a Row (2015-2020)

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 evaluated comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 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. View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at Healthgrades

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