October 26, 2021
Swedish is named among Healthgrades ‘America’s 100 Best Hospitals’ for these areas of care, for the second consecutive year.
Englewood, CO – Swedish Medical Center has once again been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for stroke, pulmonary care, prostate surgery and critical care according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data.
“We know that patients have choices when it comes to their healthcare,” said Ryan Tobin, president and chief executive officer at Swedish Medical Center. “And we also know that patients today are more informed and more engaged than ever. That’s why it is so important for Healthgrades to perform this type of independent data collection and analysis to help patients find the highest quality care available. Our team works hard every day to ensure our care is the very best, and we are so pleased that Healthgrades is able to highlight our commitment to excellence in these areas.”
“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected). View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards.
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.