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Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Jan 16, 2017

Delray Medical Center Now Among Top 5% of Hospitals in Nation for Clinical Outcomes

Delray Beach, FL (January 17, 2017) - Delray Medical Center receives the 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Delray Medical Center in the top 5% for clinical excellence among more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide.  Delray Medical Center is just one of four hospitals to have earned this designation for 15 straight years.

 “Since the inception of the award 15 years ago, Delray Medical Center has been recognized each year due to the tremendous efforts of our employees and 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.

From 2013 through 2015, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence had, on average, a 26.2% 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 performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, 160,322 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated at a hospital that achieved the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award had, on average, a 25% lower risk of dying from a stroke than if treated at a hospital that did not achieve this distinction.

“Consumers are doing their research when it comes to selecting the hospital where they receive their care, and high-marks in quality are a valuable differentiator that can set organizations apart,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We commend hospitals that have achieved Healthgrades 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for demonstrating an unwavering commitment to high quality care for their patients.”

The 258 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2017 study period (2013-2015), 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 clinical outcomes performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications). To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.

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