BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — One of the best hospitals in the United States is located here in Boca Raton, at least according to the respected “Health Grades” report which is published each year. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was named a “Distinguished Hospital For Clinical Excellence” for the eighth year in a row. This places Boca Regional in the top five percent of all hospitals nationwide for clinical performance.
HealthGrades has something of a love affair when it comes to Boca Regional. It is also on the list of “Best 100 Hospitals In The Nation For Cardiac Care, Stroke Care, Gastrointestinal Care, General Surgery and Prostatectomy in an analysis of patient outcomes at each of the nation’s 5,000 nonfederal hospitals.
Overall, Boca Regional achieved 20 Five-Star Ratings, nine Specialty Excellence Awards and #1 in state rankings for Gastrointestinal Medical Treatment and Overall Gastrointestinal Treatment for 2012.
Through a media statement, Jerry Fedele, President and CEO of Boca Regional, said, “This most recent study marks the eighth year in a row that Boca Raton Regional Hospital has received the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence award. We are proud of the contributions of our physicians, nurses and staff in achieving outstanding patient care. These designations are a testament to the commitment to clinical excellence in patient care we strive to provide day in and day out.”
Unlike other hospital quality studies, HealthGrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications. HealthGrades analysis is based on approximately 40 million Medicare discharges for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010. Using these top-performing hospitals as a benchmark in this year’s HealthGrades study, HealthGrades quantifies the impact of differences in hospital quality in terms of lives lost and unexpected complications.
**Ed Note: We hope with the recent accolades, and infusion of $25-Million from a donation we reported on earlier this year, that the hospital can update its website so it no longer appears to be 1995. The sound effects, low quality fonts, and difficult user interface do not do justice for this medical institution as it is increasingly taken seriously worldwide.