STOCKTON - St. Joseph’s Medical Center ranks among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide, according to an evaluation by Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. St. Joseph's has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.
“This achievement is a testament to our dedication to clinical excellence,” said St. Joseph’s Medical Center President and CEO Donald Wiley. “We’re proud to be providing our community with care that continues to measure up to the best in the country.”
While many hospitals are eligible, not all earn the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. In fact, out of the 15 eligible in the Sacramento region, only seven, including St. Joseph’s received the designation, the hospital said. In addition to being recognized for clinical excellence, St. Joseph’s received 31 other Healthgrades distinctions for heart care, GYN surgery, as well as vascular and critical care among others.
From 2009 through 2011, 262 hospitals showed superior performance in caring for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective clinical outcomes (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications) across at least 19 of 27 of the most common conditions and procedures. Nationally, if all hospitals performed at this level from 2009 through 2011 a total of 164,414 lives could have potentially been saved.
For a complete list of St. Joseph’s Healthgrades designations, visit www.StJosephsCares.org. For more information about Healthgrades, to download a full copy of the report or to get information about hospital and physician quality, visit: www.Healthgrades.com.