Two Bon Secours Richmond Hospitals Achieve Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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Richmond, Va. (May 10, 2018) – Bon Secours Richmond Health System announces that Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center and Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center received the 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places the hospitals in the top five percent for clinical performance among nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

This is the 12th consecutive year Memorial Regional has been named as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence and the second consecutive year for St. Francis. For the fifth consecutive year, Memorial Regional was recognized as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades and the only hospital in the state of Virginia this year to earn a place among the top 50 nationwide.

Memorial Regional was honored with excellence designations, 5-Star ratings and top five and 10 percent in nation in the areas of cardiology, orthopedics, neurosciences, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, critical care, patient safety and labor and delivery. All together, the hospital earned nearly 30 awards.

“These honors, both new and consecutive, are a testament to the unique culture of collaboration here at Memorial Regional,” said Mark Gordon, chief executive officer, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. “Our outstanding physicians, nursing professionals, professional and support staff, volunteers and caregivers demonstrate an unwavering commitment to providing compassionate care and good help to those in need.”

St. Francis was honored with excellence awards, 5-Star ratings and top five and 10 percent in the nation in the areas of cardiology, orthopedics, neurosciences, gastrointestinal and critical care. All together, the hospital earned twelve awards.

“Day in and day out, our patients are at the center of everything we do at St. Francis Medical Center,” said Chris Accashian, chief executive officer, Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center. “Their health, their safety and their welfare are what push us to embrace innovation, to share lessons learned and to strive for top outcomes. As a Bon Secours hospital, that is our ministry and our mission.”

The 250 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2018 study period (2014-2016), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures —as measured by objective clinical outcomes performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications). To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.

“We commend hospitals that have achieved Healthgrades 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to high quality care for their patients,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that meet these high-quality standards will continue to distinguish themselves with consumers making decisions about where to receive care.”