Garnet Health Medical Center is among the top 10 percent in the nation for Bariatric Surgery for the sixth year in a row and a recipient of the Bariatrics Surgery Excellence Award according to new analysis by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. 

“Garnet Health Medical Center’s commitment to providing exceptional patient care is illustrated by these significant Healthgrades recognitions,” said Scott Batulis, Chief Executive Officer of Garnet Health Medical Center. “We commend our physicians and Bariatric Surgery team for the excellent care they provide every day.”  

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Garnet Health Medical Center was recognized for Superior Performance in Bariatric Surgery with the Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award for its superior outcomes in surgical techniques to support weight loss efforts as measured by in-hospital complication rates.   

Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize hospitals with superior performance in specific specialty lines and specialty focus areas. From 2017-2019, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award, have on average, 64% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. 

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Garnet Health Medical Center features seven floors of state-of-the-art technology and provides 383 beds and employs approximately 3,300 healthcare professionals.

In addition to inpatient services, highlights of Garnet Health Medical Center include a cancer center and a five-story outpatient services building on the main campus, featuring Garnet Health Doctors with primary care and specialty physicians, urgent care, outpatient surgical and diagnostic services and more. Garnet Health Medical Center was named by Healthgrades as one of the 100 best hospitals nationally for cardiac intervention and General Surgery and was a recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™. Garnet Health Medical Center also achieved the Healthgrades 2019, 2020 and 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™ placing the hospital in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance. It is a designated Magnet hospital recognizing excellence in Nursing; a recipient of the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite; and its Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system has achieved Stage 7 which is the highest level on HIMSS Analytics’ EMR adoption model. Garnet Health Medical Center is an Academic Affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is also a member of Garnet Health, the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Medical Center Foundation and Garnet Health – Catskills Foundation. Garnet Health is recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. 

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