Posted In PRMC Stories on February 18, 2020
Steve Leonard, Ph.D., MBA, FACHE, President/CEO of the Peninsula Regional Health System (PRHS) and Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) today announced that PRMC has achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™.
The 2020 honor marks the third year in a row that Healthgrades has recognized the Salisbury, Md. hospital as being among the best in the nation.
Peninsula Regional Medical Center is the only hospital on the Delmarva Peninsula to achieve the recognition this year, and one of just ten in Maryland. PRMC is among eight hospitals in its home state to achieve the America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award for the past three consecutive years.
The distinction places PRMCin the Top 5% of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
“Peninsula Regional’s greatest asset is our team of employees, medical staff, and volunteers. Our Healthgrades clinical successes are a direct result of their dedication and devotion to every patient and family member,” said Leonard. “Quality and safety remain at the heart of everything we do as an organization. To be placed among the nation’s best hospitals, once again, by Healthgrades reinforces that we have assembled the finest healthcare team in the region that is committed to outstanding clinical outcomes and quality patient care.”
Healthgrades recognized PRMC with nearly 40 clinical achievements. In additional to being named a Top 5% hospital for its clinical performance, Peninsula Regional also received the following significant recognitions:
- One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery (6 years in a row/2015-2020)
- One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery (3 years in a row/2018-2020)
- One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care
- One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery
- Top 5% in the Nation for Pulmonary Care
- Top 5% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Care
- Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery
- Top 10% in the Nation in Vascular Surgery
- Top 10% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery
- Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care
- Top 10% in the Nation for Orthopedics
- Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences
“Hospital quality varies significantly from hospital to hospital, so it’s important for consumers to do their research and select a hospital that provides the best level of care for their specific needs,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We congratulate PRMC and all of the recipients of Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award for their commitment to improving clinical outcomes for patients.”
Peninsula Regional has also been recognized again by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services with a 5-Star Rating – the agency’s best – for the care it provides and the outcomes experienced by patients. That is also exclusive to PRMC on the Delmarva Peninsula, and has been awarded for the last three consecutive years (2018-2020).
From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award had, on average, a 26.6 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.*
In addition, during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award, 161,930 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for sepsis in hospitals achieving the award have, on average, a 25.5 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2020 study period (2016 through 2018), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.