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November 20, 2012 > Washington Hospital Recognized

Washington Hospital Recognized

Submitted By Clayton Warren

Washington Hospital is once again receiving top recognition for outstanding patient care, according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. The American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, evaluates how approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for nearly 30 of the most common conditions treated and procedures performed from 2009 through 2011.

"We are proud to be among a select group of hospitals to receive these prestigious recognitions for our continuing efforts to provide excellent patient care," said Washington Hospital Chief Executive Officer Nancy Farber. "These awards are a result of our team's hard work and commitment to our patients and community."

"Every employee, physician and volunteer at Washington Hospital has played an important role in making the designation possible," she noted.

Hospital outcomes and complication rates are important in the eyes of consumers making choices today about their healthcare. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 90 percent of Americans in 27 top designated market areas agree they would be more likely to choose-or not choose-a hospital if they could learn ahead of time their chances of complications for a certain procedure.

Washington Hospital's Notable Healthgrades recognitions include:

America's Best 100 Hospitals
Only Recipient of the Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement(tm) in the Bay Area* for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

Orthopedics
Only Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award(tm) in the Bay Area* for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)
Ranked Best in the Bay Area* for Joint Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
Five-Star Recipient for Joint Replacement for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 10 Years in a Row (2004-2013)

Neurosciences
Five-Star Recipient for Neurosurgery in 2013

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