Centura Health hospitals recognized for quality and clinical excellence by Healthgrades 2015

(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. These achievements are part of new findings and data released today on Healthgrades.com and in the Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation. Each 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 19,400 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 2016 hospital quality outcomes include Avista Adventist Hospital, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Mercy Regional Medical Center, OrthoColorado Hospital, Parker Adventist Hospital, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Porter Adventist Hospital, St. Anthony Hospital, St. Anthony North Health Campus, St. Catherine Hospital, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center and St. Thomas More Hospital.

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, and assessed 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 significantly better than expected), 3 star (not statistically different from expected), and 1 star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation with detailed cohort-specific outcomes data, hospital-specific quality achievements, and detailed study methodology, can be found at Healthgrades website.

"The recognition of our hospitals validates our systems unwavering commitment to safety and clinical excellence, said Mark Selna, MD, senior vice president, care integration and continuity, Centura Health. We know consumers place value on the quality of care they receive and use tools, such as Healthgrades, to help them make value-based health care decisions. We are relentlessly focused on implementing evidence-based best practices across our system to achieve the highest standards of care."


About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 19,400 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 16 hospitals, two 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.

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