Centura Health Hospitals Recognized for Quality and Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades

(ENGLEWOOD, COLO.) Today, several Centura Health hospitals were recognized for quality excellence and clinical outcomes in particular specialties by Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital and the right care. Every year Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

As the regions leading health care provider, Centura Health is committed to clinical excellence and superior patient outcomes. With access to 17,100 of the best hearts and minds in medicine, the Centura Health network is on the forefront of evolving the health care delivery model to meet population health needs and deliver consistent, seamless care, ultimately leading to improved health outcomes, increased service and convenience, and lower health care costs.

Centura Health hospitals recognized by Healthgrades with the 2015 hospital quality outcomes include Avista Adventist Hospital, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Mercy Regional Medical Center, Parker Adventist Hospital, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Porter Adventist Hospital, St. Anthony Hospital, St. Anthony North Hospital and St. Thomas More Hospital.

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare-patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 33 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades recognizes a hospitals quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically better than expected), 3-star (statistically as expected) and 1-star (statistically worse than expected) categories. Detailed performance information, such as cohort-specific outcomes data and quality achievements, as well as more information on the Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at Healthgrades website.

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In an era of consumer-driven health care, we are committed to clinical and quality excellence and believe tools, such as Healthgrades, help consumers make their own, customized value-based health care purchasing decisions, said Gary Campbell, president and CEO, Centura Health. We will continue to explore and evolve our strategies and initiatives aimed at optimizing health care value to ensure we meet the health care needs of the communities we serve in Colorado and western Kansas.

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About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health website.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2011 through 2013 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.