NMMC is Named Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ 2014 Award Winner

Healthgrades 50 Best Hospitals EmblemNorth Memorial Medical Center is proud to announce that it is a recipient of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ 2014 award for the third consecutive year. Healthgrades is the nation’s most trusted source of health care provider information. The 50 Best Hospitals honor recognizes 50 hospitals as the top 1% in the nation for consistent clinical excellence based on an analysis of risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for common procedures and conditions. These hospitals are not only differentiated by their overall clinical excellence and have exhibited superior performance in caring for patients across a broad spectrum of care – they are those who have done so for a minimum of 7 and 4 years respectively.

“We are very proud of this distinction which represents many years of continued excellence and quality care at North Memorial Medical Center. Select hospitals earn this award by providing and maintaining better than expected outcomes across a broad spectrum of conditions and procedures; we have an extensive breadth of services from our level 1 Trauma Center to our specialty services and providing the highest possible care possible is a focus in all areas of our hospital,” said Gayle Mattson, RN, President North Memorial Medical Center. “This honor is a result of the continued commitment from our doctors, nurses and our entire care staff to implement strategies that produce superior outcomes and consistent, quality care year after year for our patients.”

The Healthgrades honor helps patients understand their options and choices. Should they need unexpected or planned hospital care, they can have confidence that America’s 50 Best Hospitals have a demonstrated a track record for quality outcomes. Specifically, over 2010 -2012, these hospitals as a group, had an overall 24.53% lower mortality risk for 19 procedures and conditions when compared to all other hospitals. If all hospitals in the nation had performed at the level of this group, 160,701 lives could have been potentially saved.

Healthgrades is dedicated to providing quality information that helps consumers make decisions based on objective data leading to the best care for themselves and their families. A hospital recognized with a Healthgrades 2014 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award has demonstrated an established commitment to proven, quality care.

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