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Garnet Health Medical Center among the top five percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes

Garnet Health Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Garnet Health Medical Center in the top five percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Garnet Health Medical Center is the only hospital in Orange County, NY to receive this recognition for the third consecutive year.

“We are extremely proud to earn this achievement for three years in a row,” said Garnet Health Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Brian Tew. “Garnet Health Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality care to the communities we serve.”

From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 27.4 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.*

During that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the award, 167,235 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for community acquired pneumonia in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award have, on average, a 38.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

Garnet Health Medical Center was also recognized with the:

  • America’s 100 Best Hospital for Coronary Intervention™ for 5 consecutive years
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for 5 consecutive years, the Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 2 years in a row
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 2 years in a row
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ for 4 consecutive years
  • Bariatric Excellence Award™ for 5 consecutive years
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ for 2 years in a row
  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ for 2 years in a row
  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 consecutive years.

Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award recipients are recognized for overall clinical excellence and providing top-quality care across multiple specialty lines and areas. During the 2021 study period (Medicare Fiscal Years 2017-2019), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures – as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

 *Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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