FRHS Among Top 5 Percent for Clinical Outcomes

Norfolk, NE –One publication says a northeast Nebraska hospital is among the top in the nation for clinical performance.

Faith Regional Health Services announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places FRHS in the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

“It is an honor to receive this national recognition for clinical outcomes,” said Kelly Driscoll, President and CEO of Faith Regional Health Services. “This award is a testament to the exceptional providers and staff at Faith Regional who faithfully demonstrate our continued commitment to providing high-level, quality care as close to home as possible.”

“Consumers have several hospitals to choose from, so it’s important they understand which hospitals achieve the best clinical outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award are setting the bar in patient care.”

From 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award had, on average, a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.

And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award, 168,165 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for Sepsis in hospitals achieving the award have, on average, a 26.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

Faith Regional Health Services is the only hospital in the state of Nebraska to be recognized with this distinction in 2019. In addition to being named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals in 2019, Faith Regional Health Services has been Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for the third year in a row (2017-2019).

Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2019 study period (2015 through 2017), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

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