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Washington Hospital Earns HealthGrades Awards for Neurosciences, Stroke Care and Joint Replacement

Fremont, Calif., June 4, 2012-Washington Hospital has received several top 2012 HealthGrades awards recognizing the hospital’s outstanding patient care. HealthGrades is an independent health care rating organization that reviews over 5,000 hospitals across the country exclusively on patient outcomes, with awards and achievements corresponding to superior patient outcomes.

“We are proud to receive these recognitions of our continuing efforts to provide excellent patient care,” said Washington Hospital Chief Executive Officer Nancy Farber. “The awards are a result of the hard work and dedication of both staff and physicians associated with our stroke, joint replacement and neurosciences programs; as well as the efforts of all others associated with our healthcare system, Farber added.

“Every employee, physician and volunteer at the hospital has played an integral part in achieving these outstanding results,” she noted.

“These achievements are a reflection of everyone’s dedication to providing Washington Hospital patients with the best possible care, and whose actions are reflective of our commitment to the “Patient First Ethic,” Farber said.

This year Washington Hospital is a Five-Star recipient for Neurosciences and received a Five-Star rating for Back and Neck Surgery (spinal fusion) for three years in a row (2006-2012).

For the second year in a row, Washington Hospital is a Five-Star recipient for Stroke Care. The hospital was also named a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence Award and ranked among the Top 5% in the Nation for the treatment of stroke. These distinctions place Washington Hospital in an elite group of hospitals across the nation.

Washington Hospital is the only hospital in the Bay Area to be named among the 100 Best in the Nation for Joint Replacement, and is also ranked the #1 Joint Replacement program in the Greater Bay Area. Additionally, the Joint Replacement program at Washington is the recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award and ranked among the Top 5% in the Nation, both for the 6th year in a row (2007-2012).

The orthopedic program at Washington Hospital has also achieved a 5-star rating from HealthGrades for Joint Replacement for 7 years in a row (2006-2012), Total Knee Replacement for 7 years in a row (2006-2012), and Total Hip Replacement for 9 years in a row (2004-2012.

About Washington Township Health Care District: Washington Township Health Care District is governed by an elected board of directors. Unlike a municipal or county hospital, Washington Hospital’s operating expenses, research, community programs, and employee salaries are funded by revenues generated through providing patient and other health care services. Washington Hospital Healthcare System includes a 359-bed acute-care hospital; the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute; The Gamma Knife® Center; Washington Radiation Oncology Center; Washington Outpatient Surgery Center; Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center; Washington Outpatient Catheterization Laboratory; Institute for Joint Restoration and Research; the Institute for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery; and Washington West, a complex which houses Washington Women’s Center, Outpatient Imaging Center, Sandy Amos R.N. Infusion Center, Washington Urgent Care and additional outpatient hospital services and administrative facilities.