54 HCA Healthcare Hospitals Recognized as 'America’s Best Hospitals' by Healthgrades

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January 31, 2024 (press release) –

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today announced that 54 of its hospitals were recognized on the 2024 Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals list for superior performance in providing care for conditions and procedures across multiple specialty lines and areas. Using a methodology focused solely on patient outcomes, this award recognizes the top 5% of hospitals in the country for clinical excellence.

“We strive for the highest standards of patient care,” said Dr. Michael Cuffe, executive vice president and chief clinical officer of HCA Healthcare. “This achievement is a testament to our hospital colleagues’ steadfast dedication to providing high-quality patient care.”

Independent, publicly available data is used to determine a hospital’s eligibility for the list. According to Healthgrades, a hospital must have evaluations in at least 21 of the 31 Healthgrades procedures and conditions using Medicare inpatient data from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) file from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to be considered for this award. Hospitals are then ranked based on an analysis of risk-adjusted mortality and complications rates for common procedures and conditions.

In addition to Healthgrades’ 250 Best Hospitals list, a small percentage of hospitals are recognized for consistently delivering clinical excellence year over year in America’s 100 Best Hospitals and America’s 50 Best Hospitals lists. Hospitals that have received an America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award consecutively over an extended period of time are evaluated by their tenure on the list and their current year’s performance to determine Healthgrades’ top 1% and 2% of hospitals list.

Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina received the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for being within the top 1% in the nation for consistent clinical excellence. This is the hospital’s ninth consecutive year being recognized by Healthgrades.

The ten HCA Healthcare hospitals recognized as America’s 100 Best Hospitals for being within the top 2% in the nation for consistent clinical excellence are:

  • CJW Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia
  • HCA Florida Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Florida
  • HCA Florida Kendall Hospital in Miami, Florida
  • HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital in Orange Park, Florida
  • MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado
  • Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado
  • Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado
  • The Medical Center of Aurora in Aurora, Colorado
  • Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas

About HCA Healthcare
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services comprising 186 hospitals and approximately 2,400 ambulatory sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44%. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 37 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives.

All references to “Company,” “HCA” and “HCA Healthcare” as used throughout this document refer to HCA Healthcare, Inc. and its affiliates.

Frank Morgan

Harlow Sumerford

Source: HCA Healthcare

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