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National Study: Presbyterian Named America’s 100 Best For Multiple Clinical Areas

Release Date:

October 24, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Presbyterian Hospital* has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgery, Stroke Care, and Pulmonary Care.

Presbyterian’s achievement is part of findings released on October 18, 2016 in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation. Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. It identified the 100 best-performing hospitals across all conditions or procedures evaluated within Orthopedics, Neurology, and Pulmonary Care. Healthgrades found that patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award have, on average, a 60.3 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.

“We are honored to be included among the nation’s 100 Best Hospitals in these important clinical areas,” said Kathy Davis, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer for Presbyterian Healthcare Services. “These latest Healthgrades awards recognize Presbyterian’s commitment to caring for our patients. These awards would not be possible without the incredible dedication of our providers and care teams.”

Presbyterian Hospital has also been recognized as a 5-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, and Carotid Surgery, and among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for the Treatment of Stroke, Pulmonary Services and Top 10 percent for General Surgery and Critical Care in 2017, among other honors. See below for the full list of 2017 Healthgrades Recognitions.

“The Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation reveals striking disparities in the quality observed among the Nation’s hospitals, and underscores why it is vital for consumers to understand outcomes performance at specific hospiatals for specific conditions and procedures,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer for Healthgrades. “Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades 100 Best for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgery, Stroke Care, and Pulmonary Care distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality of care.”

Read more at Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation

*Combined data from all three Presbyterian Central New Mexico hospitals—Presbyterian Hospital, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital and Presbyterian Rust Medical Center— were submitted under the umbrella of Presbyterian Hospital.

AREA OF CARE

2017 Healthgrades Recognitions

Cardiac

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure, 2 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2017

Critical Care

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis, 4 Years in a Row
  • Healthgrades 2017 Critical Care Excellence Award
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2017
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2017

Gastrointestinal

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2017
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis in 2017
  • Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries in 2017
  • Healthgrades 2017 General Surgery Excellence Award
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery in 2017

Neurology

  • Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award, 4 Years in a Row
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2017
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke, 6 Years in a Row
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke, 4 Years in a Row

Orthopedics

  • Healthgrades 2017 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement in 2017
  • Healthgrades 2017 Joint Replacement Excellence Award
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2017
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement in 2017
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement in 2017
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment in 2017

Pulmonary

  • Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award, 3 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 4 Years in a Row
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2017
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia, 3 Years in a Row

Vascular

  • Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery in 2017

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About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state’s largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.

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