Tower Health Hospitals Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Clinical Outcomes

Tower Health

WEST READING, PA —  Tower Health announced that three of the system’s hospitals have been recognized for their outstanding clinical outcomes by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.

Reading Hospital has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for both Joint Replacement and Stroke Care in 2023. To be recognized as a top 100 hospital nationwide for these two specialty areas Reading Hospital has demonstrated its continued clinical excellence and an unwavering dedication to patients. This is the 17th year in a row Reading Hospital has achieved the Stroke Care Excellence Award.

Reading Hospital is also recognized for:

  • Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ in 2023
  • Top 10 percent in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery in 2023
  • Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ in 2023
  • Top 10 percent in the Nation for Joint Replacement in 2023
  • Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™ in 2023
  • Top 10 percent in the Nation for Neurosciences in 2023
  • Top 5 percent in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2023
  • Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 11 Years in a row (2013-2023)
  • Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 11 Years in a row (2013-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery in 2023
  • Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery for 2 Years in a row (2022-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 11 Years in a row (2013-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement in 2023
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 3 Years in a row (2021-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 18 Years in a row (2006-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 12 Years in a row (2012-2023)
  • Top 5 percent in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment in 2023
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2023
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 5 Years in a row (2019-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 2 Years in a row (2022-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 16 Years in a row (2008-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for 4 Years in a row (2020-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 9 Years in a row (2015-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for both Natural Birth and Gynecologic Procedures in 2022

Chestnut Hill Hospital received the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™, now for the second year in a row (2022-2023). This distinction was achieved by once again being named among the top 5 percent of all hospitals nationwide for Pulmonary Care.

Chestnut Hill Hospital is also recognized as a Five-Star recipient in the following specialty areas:

  • Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
  • Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
  • Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2023
  • Treatment of Sepsis for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)

Phoenixville Hospital is recognized as a Five-Star recipient in the following specialty areas:

  • Natural Birth for six years in a row (2017-2022)
  • C-Section Delivery for five years in a row (2018-2022)

Pottstown Hospital is proud to be recognized as a Five-Star Recipient in the following specialty areas:

  • Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)
  • Treatment of Heart Attack for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
  • Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
  • Treatment of Sepsis for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
  • Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2023

Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize the top 10 percent of hospitals across the country in 17 specialty care areas. A Five-Star Rating mirrors a hospital’s commitment to deliver better-than-expected clinical outcomes. These achievements reflect Tower Health’s outstanding clinical outcomes and distinguishes our hospitals as among the nation’s leading hospitals in these clinical areas.

“I’m proud of our team members for the recognitions they received from Healthgrades,” said P. Sue Perrotty. “Their commitment to our patients and communities never wavers and I commend them for their constant dedication to excellence.”

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. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between hospitals with a 2023 Healthgrades Clinical Outcomes Achievement and hospitals that did not receive an award. For example, from 2019-2021, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award have, on average, a 65.6 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.* Similarly, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Pulmonary Care Specialty Excellence Award have, on average, a 53 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

“We commend the Tower Health hospitals 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 recipients of Healthgrades 2023 achievements have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

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.Click here to view the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.

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