West Chester Hospital Named One of Top 100 Hospitals for Pulmonary Care by Healthgrades

West Chester Hospital has received the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ for the third consecutive year (2014-2016) from Healthgrades®.

Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. It was through this process that West Chester Hospital was identified as one of the best-performing hospitals for pulmonary care.

The Pulmonary Care Award recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. Patients who receive COPD or pneumonia treatment at one of these nationally recognized hospitals, like West Chester Hospital, have a lower risk of dying from these diseases. As further evidence of our capabilities, West Chester Hospital has received a Five-Star Rating for the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and a Five-Star Rating for the Treatment of Pneumonia for the third consecutive year (2014-2016).

“Quality, safety and excellence are the guiding principles behind everything that we do,” states Kevin Joseph, MD, president and CEO of West Chester Hospital. “Recognition by the Healthgrades organization for three consecutive years demonstrates that our commitment to these principles has a significant impact on the quality of care that we deliver.”

Additional awards and honors bestowed upon West Chester Hospital for 2016 include:
• Five-star recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for three years in a row.
• Five-star recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure.
• Five-star recipient for Total Hip Replacement for three years in a row.
• Five-star recipient for Treatment of Gastrointestinal Bleeds for two years in a row.
• Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™.

These achievements are included in the findings released online and in Healthgrades’ 2016 “Report to the Nation.” The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals both nationally and regionally. This variation in care may have a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2012 through 2014, if all hospitals performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars, on average 222,392 lives could potentially have been saved and 166,086 complications could potentially have been avoided nationwide. 5-star ratings indicate that West Chester Hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected.

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