February 24, 2016

Holy Family Hospital Again Named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades for 2016

Holy Family Hospital has received the Healthgrades 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for the second year in a row.

This distinction places Holy Family Hospital in the top 2 percent 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 hospital has been compared with over 4,500 hospitals nationwide and named one of America’s Top 100 hospitals; what an accomplishment on the part of our hard working physicians and staff,” said Holy Family Hospital President Joseph Roach. “Those of us who work at Holy Family Hospital know the health care delivered here is high quality. We see it every day. To have people outside the hospital look at our data and determine that the quality of our care is among the top 2 percent in the nation  for the second year in a row, is an honor. I am very proud.”

Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ stand out among the rest in overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. 

Healthgrades reports that during the 2016 study period (2012-2014), 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 performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

“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.” 

After analyzing three years of data from 2012 through 2014, Healthgrades determined, that as a group, recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ had a 26.4 percent lower risk adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions, where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals. 

Healthgrades determined that during this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the same level as America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients, across the 19 procedures and conditions, 172,626 lives could potentially have been saved.  For example, patients treated at a hospital that has achieved the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ had, on average, a 29.3 percent lower risk of dying from heart failure than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.
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About Holy Family Hospital
Holy Family Hospital is a 385-bed acute-care hospital with two campuses, Holy Family Hospital-Methuen and Holy Family Hospital-Haverhill. Both locations provide comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 emergency services to the greater Merrimack Valley, southern New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Seacoast. The hospital’s strengths include orthopedic care, cancer care, neurology, wound and hyperbaric care, behavioral medicine and maternity care. Both campuses are proud recipients of the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and have earned “A” Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group for their performance on national standards of safety, quality and efficiency. Holy Family Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care Systems LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England, which combines over 3,000 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other post acute services, to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2012 through 2014 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only