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October 17, 2006 > Washington Hospital chosen as a distinguished hospital by HealthGrades

Washington Hospital chosen as a distinguished hospital by HealthGrades

by Washington Hospital

Dedication to quality is a guiding principle at Washington Hospital. Guided by the patient first ethic, staff, physicians and volunteers at Washington Hospital are dedicated to providing patients with the highest possible quality of care. These efforts have now been recognized by the nation’s leading source for health care quality information.

Washington Hospital is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the 2006 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, which places the Hospital among the top five percent in the nation for Clinical Excellence according to HealthGrades. Washington Hospital is one of only 20 hospitals in California and among 277 out of 5,122 nationally to receive this distinction.


HealthGrades is the leading, nationwide health care ratings, information, and advisory services company. The company uses proprietary, objective provider ratings and expert advisory services, to compile its ratings. HealthGrades produces its ranking and ratings in a report released annually.


“HealthGrades has affirmed what we already know that our doctors and caregivers provide high-quality care and that leads to better outcomes for our patients,” said Nancy Farber, Chief Executive Officer of Washington Hospital Healthcare System. “This award is a great honor especially in light of the numerous quality initiatives we have instituted at the hospital.”


In addition to the distinguished hospital award, several other programs, services and treatments at Washington Hospital were singled out including:



  • Best in the Region for Overall Orthopedics

  • Best in the Region for Orthopedic Surgery

  • Among the Top 10% in the nation for Orthopedic Surgery

  • 5 Star Rated for Total Knee Replacements

  • 5 Star Rated for Total Hip Replacements

  • 5 Star Rated for Hip Fracture Repair

  • 5 Star Rated for Care of Community Acquired Pneumonia

  • 5 Star Rated for Care of Stroke

  • 5 Star Rated for Care of Sepsis

  • 5 Star Rated for Care of Pancreatitis

  • 5 Star Rated for Care of Congestive Heart Failure

  • 5 Star Rated for Heart Attack Care with Cardiac Interventional Procedures


Washington Hospital has placed a strategic emphasis on quality initiatives throughout the Hospital. In fact, last year, the Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution authorizing Washington Hospital Healthcare System to join the efforts of hospitals nationwide by participating in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) 100,000 Lives Campaign, the first-ever national initiative to save a specified number of lives using proven clinical practices and methods.

“The initiatives outlined by IHI have become the standard of care at Washington Hospital,” said Bernard Stewart, D.D.S., President of Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors. “I’m proud to be a part of an initiative that ensures improved outcomes for the Hospital’s patients. The award from HealthGrades helps to reinforce our efforts.”


The 2006 HealthGrades ratings for all hospitals nationwide are available, free of charge, on the web at http://www.healthgrades.com/.


To learn more about Washington Hospital’s participation in the 100,000 Lives Campaign, visit www.whhs.com, click on “About Us,” and select “100,000 Lives Campaign.” Please visit www.ihi.org/campaign to learn more about the Campaign.


Washington Hospital Healthcare System offers a wide array of programs and services. To learn more about our services, call (800) 963-7070 or visit www.whhs.com and click on “Services & Programs.”

 
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