Providence Medical Center today announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades
2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction
places Providence in the top 5 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed
nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by
Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
Karen Orr, RN, MSN, MBA, CMSRN, CEO Providence Medical Center, credits
the staff and physicians. “We are proud to receive this recognition
for the past three years,” she said “This recognition reflects
our strong systems in place to assure our patients at Providence receive
high quality care.
Orr added that Providence is one of three America’s 250 Best Hospital
recipients in the Kansas City area and one of two in Kansas City, Kan.
“Hospital quality varies significantly from hospital to hospital,
so it’s important for consumers to do their research and select
a hospital that provides the best level of care for their specific needs,”
said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We congratulate
the recipients of Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award
for their commitment to improving clinical outcomes for patients.”
From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award
had, on average, a 26.6 percent lower risk of dying than if they were
treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across
19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome. *
And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those
achieving the Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award, 161,930
lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated
for Sepsis in hospitals achieving the award have, on average, a 25.5 percent
lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not
receive the award.*
Providence Medical Center was also recently recognized by Healthgrades
for top 5% in the nation for Critical Care (2020); Overall GI Services
(3 years in a row); Overall Orthopedic Services (2020-2 years in a row);
and Patient Safety (2017-2019). New awards for Providence in 2020 include
being the recipient of the Health grades 2020 Stroke Care Excellence Award;
being named among the top 10” % in the nation for Treatment of Stroke
(2020); and Five-Star recipient for the Treatment of Stroke (2020).
Providence also received Five-Star recognition in Spinal Fusion (14 years
in a row), Hip Fracture Treatment (4 years in a row); Treatment of Pneumonia
(4 years in a row); Pacemaker Procedures (3 years in a row); Treatment
of GI Bleed(3 years in a row); Treatment of Bowel Obstruction (3 years
in a row); Treatment of Pancreatitis (4 Years in a row); Gallbladder Removal
Surgery (5 years in a row); Treatment of Sepsis (5 years in a row); Esophageal/Stomach
Surgeries (2 years in a row); and Carotid Surgery (2 years in a row).
The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ
dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.
Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award
stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad
spectrum of care. During the 2020 study period (2016 through 2018), 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).
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for
more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years
2016 through 2018 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.