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Delray Medical Center Receives Recognition as 50 Best Hospitals

Feb 22, 2016

Delray Beach, Fla. (February 23, 2016) – Delray Medical Center is once again a recipient of the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award.  This distinction puts Delray in the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.  

“Since the inception of the award 10 years ago, Delray Medical Center has been recognized each year due to the tremendous job of our medical staff,” said Mark Bryan, hospital CEO. “This designation wouldn’t be possible without their ongoing commitment to provide all of our patients with the utmost quality service and care.

In the South Florida area (Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties), Delray Medical Center was the only hospital out of the 31 that were eligible to receive the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™. The 50 recipients of the award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2016 study period (2012-2014), 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 performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

Healthgrades’ studies show that from 2012 to 2014, America’s 50 Best Hospitals Awardrecipients, as a group, had a 24.4% lower risk adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals. During this same period, if all other hospitals had performed at the level of America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award recipients across these 19 procedures and conditions, 164,116 lives could potentially have been saved. Furthermore, patients who were treated at a hospital that achieved the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 28.5% lower risk of dying during their hospital stay for heart failure than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.

Delray Medical Center is also proud to have recently earned the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ by Healthgrades for the 14th consecutive year. For a full list of the hospital’s awards and distinctions, please visit www.delraymedicalctr.com/about-us/awards-distinctions.

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