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Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center ranked among top five Virginia hospitals

Recognized for overall cardiac, critical care, gastrointestinal and pulmonary services

Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center received statewide and national recognition today for its clinical achievements from HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings company.

For the state of Virginia, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center is ranked among the Top 5 hospitals for 2009 in the following areas: overall cardiac services, cardiac surgery, overall pulmonary care, overall critical care, GI services and GI surgery. It is ranked in the Top 10 hospitals for the treatment of stroke, GI medical treatment and vascular surgery.

In addition to these statewide rankings, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical has been ranked nationally as follows:

  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Medical Treatment
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Critical Care
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke

“The prestigious national HealthGrades recognition is testimony to the commitment our teams have to patients at Memorial Regional,” said Michael Robinson, executive vice president and administrator of Bon Secours’ Memorial Regional Medical Center and Richmond Community Hospital. “We are proud to be able to provide this high level of care as well as programs to patients in our community.”

These accomplishments attest to Bon Secours MRMC’s ongoing national and statewide clinical excellence. In addition to these service line recognitions, Bon Secours MRMC’s has been the Recipient of the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence – Four of the last Five Years, ranking them among the top 5% of all hospitals in the nation for overall clinical excellence.

The HealthGrades findings were included in the eleventh annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study, which is the most comprehensive study of its kind, analyzing more than 41 million Medicare hospitalization records from 2005 to 2007 at the nation’s approximately 5,000 non-federal hospitals. According to the study, if all hospitals performed at the level of five-star rated hospitals, 237,420 Medicare deaths could potentially have been prevented during the three years studied.

Based on the study, HealthGrades made available its 2009 quality ratings for virtually every hospital in the country at, a Web site designed to help people research and compare local healthcare providers.

Memorial Regional Medical Center also achieved HealthGrades recognition in 2008, placing in the Top 10% for cardiac care and cardiac surgery.

Bon Secours Richmond Health System is made up of four hospitals including St. Mary’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center, as well as Bon Secours HealthSource, composed of more than 20 physician practice groups.

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