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Top hospitals have 27 percent lower mortality: Annual HealthGrades study

GOLDEN, CO (January 27, 2009) Medicare patients treated at top-rated hospitals nationwide across the most common Medicare diagnoses and procedures are 27 percent less likely to die, on average, than those admitted to all other hospitals, according to a study released today by HealthGrades, the lea...

HealthGrades Expects Third Quarter Revenue of Approximately $10 Million : Full-Year 2008 Ratings and Advisory Revenue to Be $39 Million to $40 Million Company Provides Update on Stock Repurchase Program

Health Grades, Inc. (NASDAQ:HGRD), the leading independent healthcare quality ratings company, today announced that it expects total revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008 to be approximately $10 million. This represents an increase of 23% compared with the third quarter of 2007. ...

Death rate 70 percent lower at top-rated hospitals: HealthGrades annual hospital quality study

GOLDEN, Colo. (October 14, 2008) Patients have on average a 70 percent lower chance of dying at the nation's top-rated hospitals compared with the lowest-rated hospitals across 17 procedures and conditions analyzed in the eleventh annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study, issued toda...

Bariatric patients have 65% lower chance of complications at top hospitals: HealthGrades study

Golden, CO (July, 29 2008) Bariatric surgery patients treated at highly rated hospitals have, on average, a 65 percent lower chance of experiencing serious complications compared to patients who undergo surgery at poorly rated hospitals according to a study released today by HealthGrades, the na...

Medical errors cost US $8.8B, result in 238,337 potentially preventable deaths: HealthGrades study

GOLDEN, Colo. (April 8, 2008) Patient safety incidents cost the federal Medicare program $8.8 billion and resulted in 238,337 potentially preventable deaths during 2004 through 2006, according to HealthGrades' fifth annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study. HealthGrades' analysis of 41 m...

Top hospitals have 27 percent lower mortality, annual HealthGrades study finds

GOLDEN, Colo. (January 31, 2008) Patients treated at top-rated hospitals nationwide are nearly one-third less likely to die, on average, than those admitted to all other hospitals, according to a study released today by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. Patien...

Mortality rates 71 percent lower at top-rated hospitals: HealthGrades 2008 hospital-quality study

GOLDEN, Colo. (October 15, 2007) Patients have on average a 71 percent lower chance of dying at the nations top-rated hospitals compared with the lowest-rated hospitals across 18 procedures and conditions analyzed in the tenth annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study, issued today by...

Houston Northwest Medical Center's Bariatric Program Rated Top 15% in the Nation by HealthGrades

HOUSTON, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings organization, finds that Houston Northwest Medical Center has received a Five-Star Rating and has been rated among the top 15% of hospitals nationwide for Bariatric Surgery in 2009...

Houston Northwest Medical Center Recognized in the Top 15% of the Nation for Maternity Care Services from HealthGrades

HOUSTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston Northwest Medical Center announced today that HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings company, recognized them among the top 15% of hospitals for Maternity Care services as a recipient of a 5-Star Rating for 2009/2010. Houston Northwest Medical Cen...

America's 50 best hospitals 2008 released by HealthGrades

GOLDEN, Colo. (February 25, 2008) HealthGrades, the nations leading independent healthcare ratings organization, today identified Americas 50 Best Hospitals, an elite class of top-performing facilities. The HealthGrades Americas 50 Best Hospital designation represents the healthcare industrys onl...
HealthGrades in Medical Technology

News Media Advisory: World's Leading Surgical Oncologists to Gather at McLaren Regional Medical Center to Present Latest Work on Breast, Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatments

...s, kidney services, cancer services, emergency services and women's services. MRMC has earned the Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety from healthgrades from 2005-2008. MRMC is a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, one of the largest integrated health systems in Michigan. To find out more about MRMC, vi...
HealthGrades in Biological News

'Patient-choice' C-section rate rises 36%: HealthGrades study

More women choosing C-sections when no medical necessity exists - Florida, New York, New Jersey have highest rates;Nevada, Washington, Florida increase most The number of pregnant women choosing to have a "patient-choice" Cesarean section (C-section) rose by 36.6 percent from 2001 to 2003, acco...
HealthGrades in Biological Technology

Hoana Medical and Hawai'i Union Health and Welfare Trust Funds Partner to Fix Healthcare

...ses intervening to save a patient's life. Hoana is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. For more information, please visit http://www.hoana.com . (1) healthgrades is an independent organization that ranks hospitals across the country. (2) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2002 (3) Hawai'i State C...

Holy Cross Hospital Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record

...alth East. Holy Cross is ranked as: one of America's Best Hospitals by US News & World Report -- 2004 & 2005, "America's 50 Best Hospitals -- 2007" by healthgrades and has received the HealthGrades "Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award" 2003-2008, placing the institution among the "Top 5% national...
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