ALVARADO NAMED AMONG NATION'S TOP 5% FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE IN 2016

ALVARADO NAMED AMONG NATION'S TOP 5% FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE IN 2016

01-19-2016

Alvarado Hospital was ranked among the top 5% in the nation for clinical excellence by Healthgrades for the third year in a row. Alvarado was differentiated from other hospitals in 2016 for overall clinical excellence as measured by objective outcomes across 30 of the most common diagnoses and procedures.

Healthgrades determined the winners of the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ by comparing data from 4,500 hospitals across the nation.

Nationally, if all hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2016 recipients during the study period, more than 156,000 lives could have potentially been saved, according to Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

"As Healthgrades uses objective, measurable data to determine the top hospitals for clinical care in the nation, this distinction means that San Diegans have access to quality care in their own backyard," said Robin Gomez, Alvarado Hospital administrator. "We are also proud that this is the third year in a row Alvarado has been recognized nationally."

In addition to being ranked among the top 5% for clinical excellence in the nation, Alvarado was top-ranked nationally in several other services:

America's 100 Best™ by Specialty

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)

Orthopedic Excellence

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)
  • Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Spine Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Spine Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Back Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)

GI Surgery Excellence

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery Excellence Award for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)

Critical Care

  • Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)

For a complete list of healthcare quality awards, click here.

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