NCH is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for the sixth year in a row 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. The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for cardiac care have demonstrated exceptional quality of care.
“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 cardiac care for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”
The NCH Healthcare System has been providing cardiac services to the community for more than 50 years, longer than any other medical facility in Collier county. It is this half-century of experience combined with the dedication of its medical team and exceptional patient outcomes that have led NCH to be named as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care by Healthgrades.
“We appreciate Healthgrades for recognizing the exceptional care at NCH,” said Paul Hiltz, President and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. “I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the members of our dedicated cardiac team, as well as all the other women and men who made each of our other Healthgrades awards possible.”
NCH was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:
- America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
- America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
- America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ for 2 years in a Row (2020-2021)
- America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries™ for 2 years in a Row (2020-2021)
- America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ for 2 years in a Row (2020-2021)
- America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for 2 years in a Row (2020-2021)
- America's 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™ in 2021
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). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.