March 2020 Health Matters

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NCH Hospitals Named Among America’s 250 Best

H ealthgrades, one of the largest independent hospital quality ranking organizations in the country, recently named NCH Downtown Baker Hospital and NCH North Naples Hospital among America’s 250 best for the 3rd year in a row. Healthgrades provides patients with tools and information to help them make one of their most important decisions – where to seek medical care – an informed one. Annually, over 350 million visitors access Healthgrades’ online tools in search of high quality healthcare providers, such as NCH. The Healthgrades America’s Best Hospital achievements are based on an objective review of clinical outcomes across multiple conditions and procedures, and focus on the performance of 4,500 hospitals nationwide. They use three years of Medicare data, focusing on two key factors, mortality rates and complication rates, so ratings and awards better represent true superior performance by clinicians and staff. According to Healthgrades’ analysis, NCH hospitals and others like it named one of America’s 250 best, deliver better outcomes than 95% of hospitals in the nation! Patients have a 27.1% lower overall risk of dying as

• One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ in 2020 • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020) • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020) • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for 5 Years in a Row (2016-2020) “These awards are not achieved by accident, but rather through the application of our core values and mission to help everyone in our community live longer, happier, healthier lives,” said Paul Hiltz, President and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. “NCH is very proud of the exceptional clinical service that we provide to our neighbors, and this recognition is validation of the effort and focus that NCH’s dedicated staff has given to high- quality patient care and clinical excellence.”

compared to patients at hospitals that did not receive the award. Furthermore, patients treated at a hospital named by Healthgrades as one of America’s best, such as NCH, had: -22.6% LOWER RISK of dying from heart attack -26.1% LOWER RISK of dying from sepsis -28.3% LOWER RISK of dying from stroke -33.2% LOWER RISK of dying from heart failure In fact, if all hospitals performed at the level of America’s 250 Best Hospital recipients, such as NCH, over 168,165 lives could have been saved!* These are real numbers that make a real difference to patients. NCH also outperformed other hospitals in the nation in multiple service areas and, as a result, was recognized late last year with an impressive list of these Healthgrades Awards: • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ in 2020 • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries™ in 2020 • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ in 2020

Indeed, this level of achievement is something that staff, patients, and our community can all be proud of.

*statistics based on Healthgrades’ analysis of MedPAR data for 2015-2017

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