Washington Hospital again has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of
the top hospitals in the United States as a 2016 Distinguished Hospital
for Clinical Excellence and for excellence in patient safety in 2015.
Healthgrades is a leading source of safety, quality and patient satisfaction
information about hospitals and physicians.
The Hospital was listed in the top five percent for patient safety among
the 5,000 hospitals evaluated by Healthgrades. Several clinical services
within the Hospital also were cited for excellence by Healthgrades.
“The many awards and recognitions Washington Hospital has received
this year are a tribute to the excellent and hard work of our staff,”
said Washington Hospital Chief Executive Officer Nancy Farber.
“All those who work at Washington Hospital — from the surgeons,
to the staff, to the volunteers — are to be commended for their
commitment to our Patient First Ethic which is reflected in the outcomes
cited by Healthgrades,” Farber said.
Washington Hospital was one of 58 hospitals in California to receive the
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, and one of only
44 to receive the award two years in a row. In the Bay Area, the Hospital
was one of 20 to win the award and only one of 12 to win it two years in a row.
The Hospital’s Institute for Joint Restoration and Research was named
one of America’s 100 best joint replacement programs. Orthopedic
surgery and general surgery also were named among the 100 best in America.
Eight other programs were named as Five-Star Recipients, several having
received this honor for more than one year: Total Hip Replacement (13
years in a row), Total Knee Replacement (11 years in a row), Treatment
of Heart Attack, Treatment of Pneumonia, Women’s Health, Esophageal/Stomach
Surgeries (three years in a row), Treatment of Sepsis (two years in a
row), and treatment of Stroke (three years in a row). Five Star Recipients
score in the top 15 percent for outcomes better than expected.
In the Bay Area, Washington Hospital was ranked the lowest in major complications
from total hip replacement surgery, and the second lowest in major complications
from knee replacement surgery.
Healthgrades independently analyzes each short-term acute care hospital
in the country using three years of Medicare patient data. Hospitals may
not opt-in or opt-out and the Healthgrades statistical model compares
actual versus predicted performance for specific patient outcomes. Both
mortality rates and complication rates are measured in determining the
“All of us at Washington Hospital are very pleased with our Healthgrades
awards,” Farber added. “We are committed to continued improvement
in caring for our patients and in providing the very best medical care
to everyone who comes through our doors.”