Spokane Hospital Receives Clinical Excellence Award

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Healthgrades Award for Clinical Excellence, places Sacred Heart Medical Center among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation

Spokane, WA—For the third year in a row, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence are hospitals rated in the top 5 percent in the nation with the lowest risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates across at least 21 of 32 common conditions and procedures. Patients treated in hospitals receiving the Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence Award have, on average, a 26.2 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the designation. If all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving this designation, on average, 160,322 lives could potentially have been saved.

“This recognition shines a spotlight on the amazing care that our medical staff and caregivers at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center deliver to patients every day. It is this dedication that distinguishes us among the best hospitals in the country, and is one more indication that our region can count on us to deliver the quality they need now and in the future,” says Peg Currie, chief operating officer of Providence Health Care in eastern Washington.

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.

About Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital is the second largest hospital in Washington State, with 657 licensed beds. In addition to a 161-bed Children's Hospital—with more than 90 pediatric sub-specialists and a Level IV NICU—the Medical Center features comprehensive cardiac programs, a robotic center for minimally invasive surgery, a certified Stroke Center, inpatient psychiatric care and more. The only Level II Trauma Center in the Inland Northwest, Sacred Heart boasts many services often only found in university settings, including a heart, kidney and pancreas transplant program; a world-class research department, residency programs and more. Its service area extends to about 1.7 million people, and it is Spokane's largest private employer.

Providence Health Care is the eastern Washington service area of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. The health system serves communities across five states – Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. In eastern Washington, the Providence Health Care network of services includes Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital – all nationally recognized for quality care, as well as two critical access hospitals in Colville and Chewelah. It also includes a full continuum of services – Providence Medical Park in Spokane Valley (a comprehensive multi-specialty center), three urgent care centers, home health, assisted living, adult day health and skilled nursing care. Providence Medical Group of eastern Washington includes more than 800 physicians and advanced practitioners. Its medical staff includes primary care providers, surgical subspecialists and medical specialists.