Flagler Health+ today announced that Flagler Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Flagler Hospital in the top two percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
“This distinction is particularly meaningful in a time when providing the highest level of care in the safest possible environment requires even greater levels of innovation, resilience and commitment,” stated Flagler Health+ President and CEO Jason Barrett. “Words cannot express the depth of respect and pride I have for our team members, especially those who have been working on the front lines throughout this pandemic for nearly a year. We are honored to be recognized by Healthgrades for our excellence in clinical care.”
“Now more than ever, it is important to celebrate the physicians, nurses and extended care teams that are working around the clock to keep our nation safe. For the select hospitals that have been recognized with a Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award, we extend our heartfelt appreciation and commend them for their ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality healthcare,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.
From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award had, on average, a 26.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.*
And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award, 172,298 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for heart failure in hospitals achieving the award have, on average, a 31.3 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
Flagler Hospital has been recognized with five star designations and/or or excellence awards in more than 20 areas by Healthgrades in 2020/21. These include disease-specific and surgery-related categories.
During the 2021 study period (Medicare Fiscal Years 2017-2019), Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award recipients are recognized for overall clinical excellence and providing top quality care across multiple specialty lines and areas. These hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.
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