February 11, 2021
Richmond, VA – Five HCA Virginia hospitals have achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Chippenham and Johnston-Willis, and Henrico, Parham and Retreat Doctors’ hospitals in the top 5 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for superior performance in 32 of the most common conditions and procedures as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems.
“These recognitions are a testament to our hospitals’ commitment to patient safety,” said Elizabeth Mikula, R.N., vice president of quality, HCA Capital Division. “I commend the teams for their outstanding achievement and dedication to providing the highest quality standards in patient care.”
Using data from 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 27.4 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award across 32 conditions and procedures, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis, and stroke. If all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals, 167,235 lives could potentially have been saved*.
“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of researching hospitals and finding the best organization to meet their healthcare needs,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “Especially in this era of COVID-19, we commend the recipients of the Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals Awards for their commitment to providing superior outcomes and keeping their communities safe.”
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.
*Statistics reflect Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals™ and are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare inpatients only.