Hartford Hospital, HOCC Among HealthGrades Top 5 Percent

February 26, 2016

Hartford Hospital and The Hospital of Central Connecticut are among only four Connecticut hospitals to receive Healthgrades’ Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for performing in the top 5 percent nationwide for outcomes for a number of common procedures and conditions. The award is based on mortality and complications data from Medicare records for nearly 4,500 short-term, acute-care hospitals and from state all-payer claims databases. Hospitals were evaluated on inpatient stays between 2012 and 2014. Healthgrades adjusts the data for patient demographic and clinical risk factors and gives the award to hospitals with outcomes that are in the top 5 percent of facilities in the nation for at least 21 of 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures. The winning hospitals have lower mortality rates and better sepsis care. According to Healthgrades, hospitals that improved risk-adjusted sepsis mortality by 10 percent over the study period overall saw a 4 percent reduction in risk-adjusted mortality for heart failure, pneumonia and respiratory failure and a 3 percent reduction in risk-adjusted mortality for COPD and stroke. The other two hospitals in the state to receive the award are Middlesex Hospital and St. Francis Care.

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