Distinction puts Parkview Regional Medical Center in Top Five Percent of Hospitals Nationwide
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 – Parkview Regional Medical Center has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This prestigious distinction places the hospitals among the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance.
"Every day our physicians and coworkers at Parkview Regional Medical Center are dedicated to providing excellent service to every patient,” said Sue Ehinger, president of Parkview Hospital and affiliates. “At the core of that is always striving to provide the best clinical care in order to help our patients achieve the best outcomes possible."
Parkview Regional Medical Center is in an elite group of 262 hospitals named this year that stand out above the rest for their overall clinical care across a broad spectrum of care. While many hospitals have specific areas of expertise and high-quality outcomes in certain areas, these hospitals exhibit comprehensive high-quality care across multiple clinical specialties. From 2009 through 2011, Healthgrades Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence as a group, had an overall 30.9 percent lower risk adjusted mortality rate as compared to other hospitals that did not achieve the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award (across 18 common inpatient conditions and procedures).
In recent years, while there has been considerable improvement in hospital quality, disparities among hospitals persist, and hospital quality can vary significantly even within local service areas. For example, in the Fort Wayne region, out of the 21 hospitals evaluated for treatment of Pneumonia, there was a wide variation in hospital performance as measured by risk adjusted mortality rates (from 1.1%on the low end to 6.8%on the high end). Parkview Regional Medical Center is among the hospitals in the Fort Wayne region with some of the best possible quality care.
“Today, consumers have unprecedented access to information on hospital performance as it relates to specific conditions and procedures so that they can make more informed decisions about who to see and where to go for care,” said Evan Marks, EVP Informatics and Strategy. “The Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence enables hospitals to communicate their commitment to providing outstanding patient care and to show their continued efforts to improve clinical outcomes.”
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