Orange Regional Medical Center among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes
Orange Regional Medical Center today announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals™ Award. The distinction places Orange Regional Medical Center in the top 5 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. Orange Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in Orange County to be a recipient of the America’s 250 Best Hospital Award for the second consecutive year.
“Orange Regional Medical Center has a culture of continuous improvement and provides the highest quality care to the communities we serve,” said Orange Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Brian Tew. “I commend all physicians and hospital staff members for their continuous commitment to quality. We are extremely proud to earn this achievement for two years in a row.”
From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 26.6 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.*
And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the award, 161,930 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for Respiratory Failure in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award have, on average, a 24.5 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
“It is apparent that the recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospital Award are dedicated to providing quality care for their patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We congratulate the hospitals that received this award for their commitment to consistently providing top care and exceptional clinical outcomes for patients.”
Orange Regional Medical Center has also been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for the fourth consecutive year, and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™.
Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award are recognized for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2020 study period (2016 through 2018), 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).
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.