Holy Family Hospital Named One of Healthgrades 2015 America’s 100 Best Hospitals
Holy Family Hospital in Methuen has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, 2015. This distinguished award places Holy Family Hospital among the top 2% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
“Our team takes great pride in caring for the patients and families of our community,” said Joseph Roach, President of Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Haverhill. “Earning this designation exemplifies our commitment to exceptional quality and compassionate care. We are honored to accept this award from Healthgrades.”
From 2011 through 2013, Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients, as a group, had a 26.4% lower risk adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals. During this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the level of America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients across these 19 procedures and conditions, 172,626 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated at a hospital that achieved the America’s 100 Best Hospital’s Award had, on average, a 29.3% lower risk of dying from heart failure than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.
Holy Family Hospital is among the hospitals in the Boston, MA region with some of the best quality care across at least 21 of 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures evaluated by Healthgrades over a period of at least 3 years.
“The Healthgrades analysis shows that not all hospitals perform equally, so it is important that consumers do their homework when selecting a hospital,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional clinical quality care over an extended period of time.”
Holy Family Hospital continues to bring advanced treatment options to the Merrimack Valley. As a result, patients are able to access innovate care close to home, without having to travel to Boston. The hospital is the only one in the region where:
- Orthopedic surgeons are offering the MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement option for patients suffering from knee or hip pain
- Neurosurgeons are using functional MRI (fMRI), a special MRI that increases precision before and during brain tumor surgery
- Ophthalmologists are performing laser-assisted cataract surgery, a highly customized, gentle and significantly more precise procedure than manual surgery (at Holy Family Hospital’s Andover Surgery Center)
Earlier this year, Holy Family Hospital announced that Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care will begin providing medical oncology / hematology cancer care at its Methuen campus beginning in June. Radiation Oncology care continues to be provided in collaboration with UMass Memorial Health Care and is also located at the Methuen campus, within the William L. Lane Cancer Center. The center is one of only seven hospitals in Massachusetts, and one of only two hospitals north of Boston, to have been awarded a three-year accreditation and the Outstanding Achievement Award (2012-2015) from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Holy Family Hospital has held this distinction for six consecutive years, beginning in 2010.
Holy Family Hospital is also the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ which places the hospital among the Top 5% of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide based solely on its outstanding clinical performance.
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines America’s 100 Best Hospitals and Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.