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Delray Receives Recognition for Clinical Performance

Oct 16, 2017

Delay Beach, Fla.- (October 17, 2017) – Delray Medical Center is being recognized by Healthgrades, an independent healthcare ratings company, for clinical excellence in 17 categories.  Healthgrades evaluated hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.  Delray Medical Center earned recognition in the following specialties:  

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack (2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 16 years in a row (2003-2018)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Neuroscience Excellence Award for 7 years in a Row (2012-2018)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award for 3 Years in a Row (2016-2018)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award for 9 Years in a Row (2010-2018)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 5 Years in a Row (2014-2018)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery for 3 Year in a Row (2016-2018)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 7 years in a Row (2012-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery for 3 Years in a Row (2016-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 16 years in a Row (2003-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries for 2 years in a Row (2017-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2018
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2018
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 15 Years in a Row (2004-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 4 Years in a Row (2015-2018)


These achievements are part of findings released by Healthgrades and are featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.  

“Our patients deserve access to safe, high quality care and they place a high value on information about how we rank against our peers to evaluate their choices for their healthcare,” said Mark Bryan, chief executive officer for Delray Medical Center.  “Our dedication to quality and safety are evident in this latest ratings release, and it is a testament to the commitment our entire team has to the health and well-being of our community.” 

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 outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 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. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

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