Report: Holy Family One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals

Holy Family Hospital, Haverhill campus. (WHAV News file photograph.)

Holy Family Hospital’s Haverhill campus, 140 Lincoln Ave.

Holy Family Hospital, of Methuen and Haverhill, has received Healthgrades 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award for the second year in a row.

This distinction places Holy Family Hospital in the top 2 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

“Our hospital has been compared with over 4,500 hospitals nationwide and named one of America’s Top 100 hospitals; what an accomplishment on the part of our hard working physicians and staff,” said Holy Family Hospital President Joseph Roach. “Those of us who work at Holy Family Hospital know the health care delivered here is high quality. We see it every day. To have people outside the hospital look at our data and determine that the quality of our care is among the top 2 percent in the nation—for the second year in a row, is an honor. I am very proud.”

Healthgrades reports that during the 2016 study period (covering 2012 to 2014), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures—as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications), according to a statement.

“The Healthgrades analysis shows that not all hospitals perform equally, so it is important that consumers do their homework when selecting a hospital,” said Evan Marks, chief strategy officer, Healthgrades. “Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional clinical quality care over an extended period of time.”

After analyzing three years of data from 2012 through 2014, Healthgrades determined, that as a group, recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award had a 26.4% lower risk adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions, where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals.

Healthgrades determined that during this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the same level as America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award recipients, across the 19 procedures and conditions, 172,626 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated at a hospital that has achieved the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 29.3 percent lower risk of dying from heart failure than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.

2 thoughts on “Report: Holy Family One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals

  1. Like most of these “ratings” you have to go to the source. Most end up being paid services for the ratings, which of course no one knows unless you read the fine print. In this case, when trying to find the methods used for such survey(their link), it’s not available: “We’re sorry! We can’t seem to find the page you were looking for.”