And during the same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the award, 167,235 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for community acquired pneumonia in hospitals achieving the award have, on average, a 38.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
"Summa Health has had a longstanding commitment to quality and excellence in patient care and this honor clearly demonstrates that," said Dr. Cliff Deveny, Summa Health president and CEO. "We are proud to be the only hospital in Summit County to receive this achievement from Healthgrades, and to receive this recognition for the fourth straight year. This award is a reflection of the unwavering dedication to quality our caregivers possess."
Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award recipients are recognized for overall clinical excellence and providing top-quality care across multiple specialty lines and areas. During the 2021 study period (Medicare Fiscal Years 2017-2019), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures -- as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).
"Given that the delivery of healthcare has profoundly changed due to COVID-19, we want to extend our congratulations to the hospitals that received Healthgrades America's 250 Best Award. These organizations are committed to providing exceptional clinical outcomes for their patients," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.
Summa Health is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community medical centers, a health plan, an accountable care organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and the Summa Health Foundation, we are nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa’s clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), U.S. News and World Report, Healthgrades, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit summahealth.org or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/summahealth, Twitter, twitter.com/summahealth and LinkedIn linkedin.com/company/summahealth.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent 3-years estimates for Medicare patients only.
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