Rochester Regional among top U.S. hospitals

Rochester General Hospital recently announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award. Rochester General Hospital is among the top 1% of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for superior clinical performance year-over-year according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems.

“Our health care workers have always risen to any challenge and broken down any barriers that may have been in the way to provide exceptional care to those who need it, when they need it and where they need it,” said Kevin Casey, physician and president, Rochester General Hospital. “The pandemic emphasized this extraordinary dedication and compassion our employees have for every single patient and their commitment to making this community healthier.“

“COVID-19 has profoundly changed the delivery of healthcare but what is unchanged is the importance of high-quality care,: said Brad Bowman, chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “Those hospitals that achieved the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award have exhibited a long-standing commitment to quality and superior clinical outcomes, which differentiates them from other healthcare organizations. We applaud their ongoing efforts.”

From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award, 177,026 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for community-acquired pneumonia at a hospital that achieved the award had, on average, a 35.9% lower risk of dying during their hospital stay than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.

During that same time frame, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award had, on average, a 25.7% 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.

Other Healthgrades awards Rochester General Hospital has received include America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award (2021, 2020, 2019), America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award (2021, 2020, 2019), and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award (2021, 2020, 2019)(2021, 2020, 2019).