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Web Site: www.promedica.org

ProMedica Toledo Hospital Receives Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

posted on: 02/11/2014

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Only hospital in the region to be named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence for three years in a row

TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2014 – ProMedica Toledo Hospital has received the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction makes Toledo Hospital one of the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance.

Toledo Hospital is the only hospital in the region to receive this honor for three years in a row. The hospital has also received Healthgrade’s Patient Safety Excellence Award for five years in a row.

“We are extremely honored to receive this recognition which demonstrates our commitment to quality and safety,” said Kevin Webb, Toledo Hospital president. “It is a testament to our clinical teams who are focused on achieving the best clinical outcomes and a well-coordinated approach to patient care.”

From 2010 through 2012, Healthgrades Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence as a group had an overall 26.4 percent lower risk adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals. During this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, 156,036 lives could potentially have been saved. Variation in hospital performance exists locally as well as nationally.

“Recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence have demonstrated better than expected quality care. For patients undergoing treatment for select common conditions and procedures at these hospitals, this translates to a statistically significant lower likelihood of death or experiencing complications when compared to the rest of American hospitals,” said Evan Marks, EVP, Informatics and Strategy, Healthgrades.

For more information about ProMedica Toledo Hospital, visit www.promedica.org.

 

ProMedica Toledo Hospital is a member of Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica, a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 14,400 employees and nearly 1,700 physicians – with more than 450 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 11 hospitals and more than 310 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services. ProMedica’s mission is to improve health and well-being, with a strong focus on wellness and clinical excellence, as well as innovative, community advocacy programs that address health-related issues such as hunger and obesity. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org.

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