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Delray Medical Center Among Top 1 Percent of U.S. Hospitals for Clinical Outcomes According to Healthgrades
 
February 11, 2020 – Delray Medical Center is one of Healthgrades 2020 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Delray Medical Center in the top 1 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.  Delray Medical Center is the only hospital in the state of Florida to be receive this distinction.  
 
“It’s an honor to be recognized for the care we provide. It means we are doing our job in giving patients the highest quality care and best experience possible,” said Maggie Gill, chief executive officer at Delray Medical Center. “Our outstanding physicians, nurses and staff earned this achievement on behalf of the hospital.” 
 
 “The recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award are committed to high quality standards throughout the entire organization,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “We congratulate the recipients of this award as they provide the best care possible for their patients.” 
 
From 2016 through 2018, 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 50 Best Hospitals Award, 188,768 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for Heart Failure at a hospital that achieved the award had, on average, a 33.8 percent lower risk of dying during their hospital stay than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.*
Delray Medical Center is one of only five hospitals in the country to be recognized as One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 14 consecutive years (2007-2020).
 
Delray Medical Center has also been recognized Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Stroke Care and Critical Care in 2020 and has been a Five-Star recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 18 Years in a row (2003-2020).
Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2020 study period (2016 through 2018), 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). 
 
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.
 
 
About Delray Medical Center
For more than 30 years, Delray Medical Center, a 535-bed acute care hospital, has served the communities of South Palm Beach County. As both a community hospital and state-designated Level I Trauma Center located on a 42-acre medical plaza, Delray Medical Center has the ability to offer several specialized services including cardiac care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, neurosciences, emergency care and more. 
 
For the past 11 years, Delray Medical Center has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades®, a leading independent healthcare ratings organization. The hospital is one of only four hospitals nationwide to receive the Healthgrades® Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for 15 years in a row. Delray Medical Center is one of only 258 hospitals ranked in the top 5 percent in the nation for patient outcomes according to a study by Healthgrades®. The hospital has also achieved recognition from Florida Blue as a Blue Distinction® Center for Cardiac Care.
 
Delray Medical Center is a state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center and Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. In addition, the hospital earned the Get With the Guidelines – Heart Failure and Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Delray Medical Center was also named one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals with great heart programs by Becker’s Hospital Review. Pinecrest Rehabilitation and Outpatient Hospital at Delray Medical Center is designated by the State of Florida Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Center for Adults and has received 3-year accreditation status as a Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program from CARF International.
 
Furthermore, Delray Medical Center was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for the third year in a row. Delray Medical Center is actively involved in community outreach, sponsoring several events, community lectures and fundraisers. The hospital is also a smoke-free campus. For more information or for a free physician referral, please call 1-800-897-9789 or visit the website at www.delraymedicalctr.com.