North Memorial Recognized by Healthgrades as #1 in Minnesota for Stroke, Critical Care

The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide across nearly 30 of the most common conditions and procedures.

Patient outcomes are important to consumers making choices today about hospitals. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 86% 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 the mortality rates for a certain procedure.

North Memorial's list of quality achievements is comprehensive:

America's Best 100 Hospitals
• One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

Cardiac
• Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2013
• Ranked #2 in MN for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
• Ranked #4 in MN for Cardiology Services in 2013
• Ranked Among the Top 10 in MN for Overall Cardiac Services for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013) (Ranked 2 in 2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 10 in MN for Cardiology Services for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013) (Ranked 4 in 2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Cardiology Services for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)

Orthopedic
• Ranked #6 in MN for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2013
• Ranked #4 in MN for Joint Replacement in 2013
• Ranked Among the Top 10 in MN for Overall Orthopedic Services for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013) (Ranked 6 in 2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 10 in MN for Joint Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013) (Ranked 4 in 2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Joint Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)

Neurosciences
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ in 2013
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences in 2013
• Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosurgery in 2013
• Ranked #2 in MN for Neurosciences in 2013
• Ranked #4 in MN for Neurosurgery in 2013
• Ranked #1 in MN for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 5 in MN for Neurosciences for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 2 in 2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 5 in MN for Neurosurgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 4 in 2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 5 in MN for Treatment of Stroke for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Neurosciences for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Neurosurgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013)

Pulmonary
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
• Ranked #4 in MN for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013
• Ranked Among the Top 10 in MN for Overall Pulmonary Services for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013) (Ranked 4 in 2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Overall Pulmonary Services for 6 Years in a Row (2008-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013)

Vascular
• Ranked #4 in MN for Vascular Surgery in 2013
• Ranked Among the Top 5 in MN for Vascular Surgery in 2013 (Ranked 4 in 2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery in 2013

Gastrointestinal
• Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment for 6 Years in a Row (2008-2013)
• Ranked #8 in MN for GI Services in 2013
• Ranked #2 in MN for GI Medical Treatment in 2013
• Ranked Among the Top 10 in MN for GI Services for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013) (Ranked 8 in 2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 10 in MN for GI Medical Treatment for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013) (Ranked 2 in 2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for GI Medical Treatment for 6 Years in a Row (2008-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)

Critical Care
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Ranked #1 in MN for Critical Care in 2013
• Ranked Among the Top 10 in MN for Critical Care for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Overall Critical Care for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013)

Women's Health
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Women's Health Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2009/2010-2010/2011 & 2011-2012)
• Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Women's Health for 4 Years in a Row (2009/2010-2010/2011 & 2011-2012)
• Five-Star Recipient for Women's Health for 4 Years in a Row (2009/2010-2010/2011 & 2011-2012)

Emergency Medicine
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
• Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Emergency Medicine for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
• Five-Star Recipient for Emergency Medicine for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)

For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed from 2009 through 2011 at approximately 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account each hospital’s unique population (demographics and severity of illness).

The American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.