Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Green Hospital have been named to America’s 100 Best Hospitals, as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Green Hospital are recognized by Healthgrades for achieving clinical outcomes that are better than expected across a majority of procedures and conditions from 2010 to 2012.
“We are honored to be recognized by Healthgrades for our commitment to excellence in patient care and outcomes,” said Tom Gammiere, vice president and chief executive of Scripps Mercy Hospital. “I know this recognition comes as the result of several years of creating value for our patients through teamwork and high standards of clinical quality, both of which are a source of great pride for all of us at Scripps Health."
The recognition was released in conjunction with Healthgrades’ new report, “Voices of America’s Best: Strategies That Sustain Quality,” which takes an in-depth look at the strategies, goals and processes of the country’s top-performing hospitals.
Executives surveyed for the report provided specific detail into the actions they take to maintain excellence in clinical outcomes, including leadership engagement, quality culture, and continuous measurement. Key themes included in the report also include setting ambitious goals and empowering hospital leaders. Mercy’s Gammiere contributed his insight on the best practices used to sustain a high level of clinical performance for the report.
“Our inclusion in the Healthgrades list underscores the success of quality improvement efforts undertaken in recent years throughout the entire Scripps Health system,” said Robin Brown, Jr., chief executive of Scripps Green. “We now share best practices among all of our hospital campuses, and our management recruitment effort ensures that we have great leaders working throughout the organization.”
The approaches outlined in the report have impactful results. From 2010 to 2012, Healthgrades America’s 100 Best hospitals, as a group, had an overall 24.53 percent lower risk-adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals in the nation.
“Healthgrades congratulates and commends the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best hospital recipients for pushing all health care providers to higher levels of performance” said Evan Marks, EVP, Informatics and Strategy for Healthgrades. “They demonstrate that goals once considered unattainable can be met if the emphasis and commitment is there.”