LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Franciscan Health Lafayette East announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Franciscan Health Lafayette East in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance, as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Franciscan Health Lafayette East was one of only two hospitals in the state of Indiana to receive this honor.
"We work hard to provide the best care possible with a focus on medical expertise, clinical excellence and behaviors based on our values of compassionate concern, respect for life, joyful service, fidelity to our mission and Christian stewardship. This combination is meant to not only treat patients in body but also mind and spirit. We want everyone leaving our facility to feel that they have received the best care possible," said Terry Wilson, president and CEO of Franciscan Health Western Indiana. "This Healthgrades distinction is an honor and it also shows that our goals are being achieved. Our coworkers here at Franciscan Health Lafayette East work hard for our patients and they should be proud to be recognized for that."
"Consumers have several hospitals to choose from, so it's important they understand which hospitals achieve the best clinical outcomes," said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. "Recipients of the Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award are setting the bar in patient care."
From 2015 through 2017, 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 250 Best Hospitals Award, 168,165 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for Sepsis in hospitals achieving the award have, on average, a 26.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
In addition to being named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for the third consecutive year (2017-2019), Franciscan Health Lafayette East has also been named One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ for seven years in a row (2013-2019) and Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for three years in a row (2017-2019) and Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for two years in a row (2018-2019).
Recipients of the Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2019 study period (2015 through 2017), 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.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
By Tricia Schuessler
Marketing and Public Relations - Director of Secondary Service Lines