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NCH Healthcare System Once Again Named One of America’s 100 Best

for cardiac care and six other specialties by Healthgrades


NCH is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for seven specialties, according to new research released by Healthgrades. Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize the top ten percent of hospitals across the country in 17 specialty care areas. This achievement reflects the NCH Healthcare System’s outstanding clinical outcomes for the seven service lines recognized and distinguishes NCH Healthcare System as one of the nation’s leading hospitals.


Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between hospitals with a 2023 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award and hospitals that did not receive the award.


For the 2023 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award recipients as a group, to all other hospitals, as a group, and found that from 2019-2021, patients treated at hospitals receiving America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award have a 29% lower risk of mortality than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*


NCH was recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for 8 Years in a Row (2015-2023)

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for 5 Years in a Row (2019-2023)

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery™ for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ in 2023

“We commend the NCH Healthcare System for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to its patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that recipients of the 2023 Excellence Awards have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”


“NCH is becoming an Advanced Community Healthcare System,” said Paul Hiltz, President, and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. “A big part of that journey is our ability to consistently provide the very best care available anywhere to our community, and these seven clinical achievements over the course of many years recognizing NCH as one of America’s best, do just that.”


Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology.


 

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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