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St. Jude and St. Joseph earn national recognition

For the second straight year, Providence St. Jude Medical Center has been recognized for outstanding patient care with the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award. Providence St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, made Healthgrades American’s 250 Best Hospitals for the third consecutive year.

The recognition of top clinical quality and patient outcomes places Providence St. Jude among the top 2 percent of all hospitals for clinical care and patient outcomes across treatment of the most common conditions and procedures.

“This distinction reflects the intense commitment our physicians and caregivers bring to improving patients’ lives,” said Laura Ramos, Providence St. Jude Medical Center chief executive. “A culture of excellence and innovation allows our doctors, clinicians and front-line staff to continuously raise the bar on what quality care looks like.”

From 2018-20, patients treated in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades Best 100 Hospitals recognition on average had a 25.4 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 17 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome. In fact, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to St. Jude, 162,830 lives could potentially have been saved from 2018-20.

“We are proud to recognize Providence St. Jude Medical Center as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for 2022,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., chief medical officer and head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As an America’s 100 Best hospital, St. Jude’s clinical performance and patient outcomes outpaced nearly all other hospitals in the country. We believe these distinguished hospitals are leading the industry and setting the standard for providing safe and quality care.”

Providence St. Joseph and others named among the 250 Best Hospitals provided exemplary care resulting in a 27.8 percent lower risk of death. Data show 160,256 live could potentially have been saved during the reporting period if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to these honorees.

“Receiving this national recognition for the third year in a row is a reflection of our dedicated team of outstanding professionals who consistently bring the highest levels of care to our community,” said Jeremy Zoch, chief executive at Providence St. Joseph. “I’m proud of our team members who have never wavered in their dedication to uphold safe, high-quality, compassionate care for our patients; it is truly an honor to be nationally recognized for excellence in health care.”

Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals – with data insights not available anywhere else. To assess overall hospital performance, Healthgrades reviewed outcomes across more than 31 of the most common procedures and conditions. Recipients of this award have consistently delivered better than expected outcomes for their patients.

With tools like hospital ratings and awards, Healthgrades helps consumers make confident health care decisions by enabling the evaluation and comparison of hospital performance to find the highest quality care. Information is available at Healthgrades.com/quality/americas-best-hospitals for an in-depth look at Providence St. Jude’s performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in Fullerton, CA today. Consumers can also visit Healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

This article was released by Providence.