NCH Healthcare System Once Again Named One of America’s 100 Best for Cardiac Care and Six Other Specialties by Healthgrades
NCH is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for the eighth year in a row, as well as being recognized in six other specialties, according to new research released by Healthgrades. Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize the top 10% of hospitals across the country in 17 specialty care areas. This achievement reflects the NCH Healthcare System’s outstanding clinical outcomes for the seven service lines recognized and distinguishes NCH Healthcare System as one of the nation’s leading hospitals.
Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between hospitals with a 2023 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award and hospitals that did not receive the award.
For the 2023 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award recipients as a group, to all other hospitals, as a group, and found that from 2019-2021, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award have a 29% lower risk of mortality than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
“Where you go for your health care is an important decision, and these quality ratings from Healthgrades reaffirms that,” said Robert J. Cubeddu, MD, President of the NCH Heart Institute. “Being ranked as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for the eighth year in a row also reaffirms the NCH Heart Institute’s commitment to providing our community with the best heart care possible, close to home.”
NCH was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:
• One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke CareTM for 5 Years in a Row (2019-2023)
• One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical CareTM for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)
• One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary CareTM for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)
• One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal CareTM for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)
• One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal SurgeryTM for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)
• One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine SurgeryTM in 2023
“We commend the NCH Healthcare System for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to its patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that recipients of the 2023 Excellence Awards have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”
“NCH is becoming an Advanced Community Healthcare SystemTM,” said Paul Hiltz, President and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. “A big part of that journey is our ability to consistently provide the very best care available anywhere to our community, and these seven clinical achievements over the course of many years recognizing NCH as one of America’s best, do just that.” Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology. * Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
About NCH Healthcare System
The NCH Healthcare System is a not-for-profit, multi-facility healthcare system located in Naples, Florida, and is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The System is more than just two hospitals (referred to as the NCH Baker Hospital and NCH North Naples Hospital) with a total of 713 beds. NCH is an alliance of 775 physicians and medical facilities in dozens of locations throughout Collier County and southwest Florida that offers nationally recognized, quality health care to our community. Our mission is to help everyone live a longer, happier, healthier life. For more information, visit www.NCHmd.org.
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