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HealthGrades Awards for Baptist Medical Center in 2016

Baptist Medical Center is among the Best 100 Hospitals in the Nation for

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Prostate Surgeries

as recognized by Healthgrades, America's leading independent healthcare ratings organization. The Healthgrades designation for America’s 100 Best Hospitals represents the top 2% of hospitals nationwide.

Top Two Percent in the Nation for Patient Safety, Patient Experience

Healthgrades has awarded Baptist Medical Center its Outstanding Patient Experience Award for 2015, and its Patient Safety Excellence Award for 2015.

Healthgrades evaluated 3,558 hospitals across the United States in BOTH areas of patient safety and patient satisfaction/experience. Baptist is one of only 93 hospitals, out of the 3,558 hospitals evaluated, in the United States to win both of these awards, puting Baptist Medical Center in the Top 2% of hospitals in the country.

What the Healthgrades Ratings Mean

What the Healthgrades Ratings Mean
As America's leading independent healthcare ratings organization, the Healthgrades rating method offers a uniquely objective and comprehensive overview of hospital services. Healthgrades does all the following:

  • evaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide on risk-adjusted mortality and complications rates for nearly 30 of the most common conditions treated and procedures.
  • independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of the analysis, and no hospital pays to be measured.
  • risk adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby taking into account how sick patients are upon admission.
  • bases its analysis solely on objective measures of clinical quality outcomes. Other organizations factor in subjective measures such as reputation or even technologies used at a hospital.

According to the Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation, patients in 5-star rated hospitals have a lower risk of dying compared to a 1-star rated hospital, and a lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital.

Baptist Medical Center earned these awards and recognitions:

Orthopedic

  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 6 Years in a Row (2011-2016)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 6 Years in a Row (2011-2016)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 6 Years in a Row (2011-2016)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for 6 Years in a Row (2011-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 8 Years in a Row (2009-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 6 Years in a Row (2011-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 5 Years in a Row (2012-2016)

Gastrointestinal

  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for 12 Years in a Row (2005-2016)

Surgery:

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ for 5 Years in a Row (2012-2016)
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ for 5 Years in a Row (2012-2016)
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries™ for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery in 2016
  • Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for 12 Years in a Row (2005-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery in 2016

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