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Alvarado Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, announced that they are nationally recognized in four service lines and collectively received seven Five-Star ratings according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.

Prime Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading health systems with 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states. Prime’s hospitals received more than 250 accolades from Healthgrades for the 2023 award season.

“We commend Alvarado Hospital for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that nationally recognized hospitals by Healthgrades have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

Alvarado Hospital was recognized for providing exceptional care in its service lines for cardiac care, orthopedic care, gastrointestinal care, and critical care. Notably, Alvarado Hospital scored high in ensuring patient safety. The hospital has held the Patient Safety Excellence Award for eight consecutive years and has been recognized as being in the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety. These achievements reflect Alvarado Hospital’s outstanding clinical outcomes.

“Alvarado Hospital is a true community hospital,” states Alvarado CEO Kenneth McFarland. “We may not have the reach of the larger healthcare systems in our local market, but we make up for this in the quality of care we deliver, which is on par with the larger systems.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. For the 2023 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared Specialty Excellence Award recipients for Coronary Intervention as a group, to all other hospitals, as a group, and found: From 2019-2021, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Coronary Intervention Specialty Excellence Award have, on average: 46.7% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. From 2019-2021, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the Coronary Intervention Specialty Excellence Award have, on average: 1.87 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.

Below is a complete list of awards and achievements for Alvarado Hospital:

  • Cardiac Care
    • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award, 2023
    • Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures, 2023
    • 5-Star recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures, 2023
    • 5-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack, 2022-2023
    • 5-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures, 2018-2023
  • Orthopedics
    • 5-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery, 2022-2023
  • Gastrointestinal
    • 5-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed, 2022-2023
  • Critical Care
    • Critical Care Excellence Award, 2022-2023
    • Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care, 2022-2023
    • 5-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Sepsis, 2014-2023
    • 5-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies, 2023
  • Patient Safety
    • Patient Safety Excellence Award, 2015-2022
    • Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety, 2015-2022
    • Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety, 2015-2022

In addition to the Healthgrades awards, Alvarado Hospital holds “Silver Plus,” and “Gold Plus” Get with the Guidelines awards for Heart Failure and Stroke from the American Heart Association.

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2019 through 2021. Click here to view the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.