FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Washington Hospital Healthcare System announced today that it has received the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ from Healthgrades. This recognition places Washington Hospital Healthcare System among the top 2 percent of hospitals in the United States for clinical excellence. Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for their clinical performance across a broad spectrum of conditions and procedures. Washington Hospital is also only one of 20 hospitals in California to receive this distinguished award from Healthgrades.
“This award is a reflection of the leadership of our board of directors and the work of all of our compassionate staff, physicians, and volunteers who are committed each and every day to providing high-quality care to our patients,” said Nancy Farber, chief executive officer of the 341-bed, acute care hospital. “We are proud of this honor for many reasons, but especially because our primary focus as a district hospital is to meet the health care needs of our community. This award validates our ongoing hard work and dedication to our mission and our community.”
According to Healthgrades, from 2014 through 2016, patients treated in hospitals achieving Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, 22.3 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome.* During this same period, if all other hospitals, as a group, performed at the level of America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients across these 19 procedures and conditions, 162,284 lives could potentially have been saved.*
“We commend the recipients of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospital Award™ for their commitment to delivering exceptional clinical outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “The choice of a hospital is an important decision — one that can be a matter of life and death — so consumers should do their research and use trusted information like this to assess and select their facility of choice.”
“Washington Hospital has been a leader in this community for the past six decades,” said Farber, “and on our 60th anniversary year, it is an honor to be recognized by this national organization for our commitment to excellence in patient care. Being named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation is a recognition we accept with humility and a determination to become even better.”
The 100 recipients of the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2018 study period (2014-2016), 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). *
Washington Hospital Healthcare System has also received the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award, the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award, Five-Star Distinctions for Treatment of Heart Attack for a third consecutive year (2016-2018), Total Knee Replacement for 13 years in a row (2006-2018), Total Hip Replacement for 15 years in a row (2004-2018), Treatment of Sepsis for a fourth consecutive year (2015-2018) and Treatment of Pneumonia.
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.
About Washington Township Healthcare District
Washington Township Health Care District is governed by an elected board and includes Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Unlike a municipal or county hospital, Washington Hospital’s operating expenses, research, community programs, and employee salaries are funded by revenues generated through providing patient and other health care services. Opened in 1958, Washington Hospital Healthcare System has grown to include a 341-bed, acute-care hospital; the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute; Institute for Joint Restoration and Research; UCSF – Washington Cancer Center, The Gamma Knife® Center; Washington Radiation Oncology Center; Washington Outpatient Surgery Center; Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center; Washington Prenatal Diagnostic Center, Washington Special Care Nursery, Washington Township Medical Foundation; and Washington West, a complex which houses Washington Women’s Center, Outpatient Imaging Center, Sandy Amos RN Infusion Center, Washington Urgent Care and additional outpatient hospital services and administrative facilities. Discover more at whhs.com, and through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.