Providence Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, announced in a special ceremony with local dignitaries that it has received the Healthgrades 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. The distinction recognizes Providence as one of the top five percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Karen Orr, RN, MSN, MBA, CMSRN, Administrator of Providence Medical Center, credits the staff and physicians. “We are so proud that our hospital is only one of three in the entire metropolitan Kansas City area to receive this distinctive honor,” she said

“This recognition highlights the high quality of care our patients receive every day here at Providence—expert care, close to home.”

From 2014-2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence had, on average, a 26.3% lower risk of dying (across 19 procedures and conditions where mortality is the clinical outcome) than if they were treated in hospitals that did not achieve this distinction

For example, patients treated for respiratory failure at a hospital that achieved the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award had, on average, a 24.5% lower risk of dying than if treated at a hospital that did not achieve this distinction.*

Orr credits many notable awards Providence has received this past year from Healthgrades and other national organizations to consistent dedication towards patients in achieveing the highest standards of patient safety and quality. “From an accredited Chest Pain Center, experienced staff and committed physicians, to modern technology, like recently added 3D mammography, we will remain focused on providing the best care possible for patients in this region,” Orr said.

“Given the variation in clinical quality that exists between hospitals, it is more important than ever for consumers to do their research and use information like this to assess their care decisions,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Those hospitals that have received Healthgrades 2018 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence award have proven their steadfast commitment to providing quality care to patients.”

This past fall Providence was recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Orthopedic SurgeryGastrointestinal Care and General Surgery (2 years in a row). Providence was recognized with Excellence Awards for Orthopedic SurgeryPulmonary CareGastrointestinal Care;General SurgeryCritical Care; and Patient Safety.

In addition, Providence Medical Center was recognized by Healthgrades for top 5% in the nation for Overall Pulmonary Services; General Surgery (2 Years in a row); Overall Gastrointestinal Services; Gastrointestinal Medical Treatment; and Patient Safety. Providence also received Five-Star recognition in Spinal Fusion (12 years in a row), Hip Fracture Treatment (2 years in a row); Treatment of Pneumonia (2 years in a row); Treatment of Heart Failure; Pacemaker Procedures; Treatment of GI Bleed; Treatment of Bowel Obstruction; Treatment of Pancreatitis (2 Years in a row); Gallbladder Removal Surgery (3 years in a row); Treatment of Sepsis (3 years in a row); and Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies.