Published on February 12, 2019

Reading Hospital Named One of Healthgrades 2019 America's 100 Best Hospitals

Reading Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for the third consecutive year. The distinction places Reading Hospital in the top 2 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

"Reading Hospital is proud to be recognized as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for the third year in a row. Each day our dedicated team strives to provide the highest quality of care to our patients and the communities we proudly serve," said William M. Jennings, Reading Hospital President and CEO. "This national recognition places Reading Hospital in the top 2% of hospitals in the United States for demonstrating clinical excellence and for fulfilling our Vision of 'Advancing Health. Transforming Lives.'

"The team at Reading Hospital has a strong commitment to consistently provide high quality care to every patient. Our dedicated "Performance Improvement Interdisciplinary" teams meet regularly to develop, implement, and refine best practices that continually improve the clinical quality outcomes at Reading Hospital, as well as throughout our health system," said, Gregory Sorensen, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. "This team approach allows for all health care providers to offer insight into providing nationally recognized high-quality care for our patients."

"The Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals Award reflects the excellent care and commitment to quality from healthcare professionals throughout recipient hospitals," said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. "Clinical outcomes can vary significantly from one hospital to another, and with this recognition, consumers can identify the best hospitals for their needs."

Reading Hospital received several other accolades from Healthgrades, including recognition within service line specialties. Notably, being named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care, a distinction received for seven consecutive years (2013-2019). Healthgrades also recognized Reading Hospital with awards for care excellence in Neurosciences, Critical Care, Pulmonary Care, Cardiac Care, Orthopedics, and General Surgery.

Recipients of the America's 100 Best Hospitals Award are recognized 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.