Allegiance Health Earns National Award for Clinical Excellence
January 17, 2013
Jackson, Mich. — Healthgrades (Denver, Colorado) has announced the top five percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes in its new report, Hospital Quality Clinical Excellence Report 2013. Pleased to be among them, Allegiance Health has earned Healthgrades prestigious Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™.
This recognition is determined by the superior performance of the health system on objective clinical outcomes for 27 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures. These include areas such as coronary intervention procedures (e.g., angioplasty and stents), joint replacement, heart attack care, stroke care, vascular surgery and neurosurgery. Only 262 hospitals in the country received this year’s award, and Allegiance Health is the only hospital in south-central Michigan to achieve this designation.
“Recognition at this level—to be among the top five percent of hospitals in the nation—is the result of many years of focused work by our entire team,” said Allegiance Health President and CEO Georgia Fojtasek. “Our community relies on us to provide consistently high levels of quality care and safety. We are honored to have this responsibility and are committed to continuous improvement. Our patients deserve the best.”
Evan Marks, Healthgrades Executive Vice President, Informatics and Strategy said, “By choosing among the Distinguished Hospitals, patients can take comfort knowing that they have access to among the highest quality medical care in the nation.”
For more information about Healthgrades or to download a full copy of the full Hospital Quality Clinical Excellence Report 2013, as well as the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, visit www.healthgrades.com.