The Christ Hospital Named Among America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades for 13th Consecutive Year

For the 13th consecutive year, The Christ Hospital has been listed as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades.

For the 13th consecutive year, The Christ Hospital has been listed as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades. Based solely on clinical quality outcomes, Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals rewards excellence over a multi-year time period. This premier distinction provides a measure of confidence for consumers.

America’s 50 Best Hospitals are the top one percent of performers, and they earn this distinction by providing exceptional care to patients for a variety of conditions and surgeries consistently for consecutive years.

These elite hospitals not only demonstrate clinical excellence across multiple conditions and procedures, but also consistently deliver superior outcomes year over year. The achievement honors the nation's top-performing healthcare providers based on analysis of nearly 45 million patient records across 4,500 hospitals over three years.

The Healthgrades analysis revealed that, on average, America’s Best Hospitals outperformed their peers in treating a core group of conditions that account for more than 80 percent of mortalities in areas evaluated, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis and stroke.

Patients treated at America’s Best Hospitals have a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying, on average, than patients treated elsewhere. When looking at specific life-threatening conditions, patients at these facilities were:

• 33.2 percent less likely to die from heart failure

• 28.3 percent less likely to die from strokes

• 26.1 percent less likely to die from sepsis, and

• 22.6 percent less likely to die from heart attacks.

“This award reflects our commitment of providing the best quality care to each of our patients,” said Arturo Polizzi, President and CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network. “When people come to a healthcare crossroads they choose The Christ Hospital, because our dedication to clinical excellence and the finest experiences changes everything for them. We are proud to be among a select few in the nation providing this level of care.”

America’s Best Hospitals™ is based solely on clinical quality outcomes for 32 conditions and procedures. This premier distinction rewards hospitals that consistently exhibit exceptional, comprehensive quality care. Simply put, patients are more likely to have a successful treatment without major complications—and have a lower chance of dying—at America’s Best Hospitals.

About The Christ Hospital Health Network: The Christ Hospital Health Network is an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn with six ambulatory centers and dozens of offices conveniently located throughout the region. More than 1,200 talented physicians and 6,100 dedicated employees support the Network. Its mission is to improve the health of the community and to create patient value by providing exceptional outcomes, the finest experiences, all in an affordable way. The Network has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as the 24th best large employer in the nation in the magazine’s “America’s 500 Best Large Employers” listing and by National Consumer Research as the region’s “Most Preferred Hospital” for more than 22 consecutive years. The Network is dedicated to transforming care by delivering integrated, personalized healthcare through its comprehensive, multi-specialty physician network. The Christ Hospital is among only eight percent of hospitals in the nation to be awarded “Magnet” recognition for nursing excellence and among the top five percent of hospitals in the country for patient satisfaction. For more than 125 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves.