Carle was also recognized as One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care for 2 years in a row (2021-2022) and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for 4 years in a row (2019-2022). For the State Ranking analysis, Healthgrades evaluated clinical performance for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide focusing on eight key specialties across a mix of chronic, urgent, and planned clinical areas.
“Carle is absolutely committed to providing the highest level of quality possible to improve the wellbeing of the community,” Carle Foundation Hospital President and Chief Nursing Executive, Elizabeth Angelo, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, said. “Carle’s dedicated team members and care providers take the responsibility of serving the region’s intensive and pulmonary care needs very seriously and it’s their steadfast dedication and compassionate support that made these awards possible. We are so proud to be recognize among the state’s best.”
At a time where this specialized care was incredibly important to the well-being of the community, Carle is proud to offer this level of quality for patients in need of pulmonary and critical care.
Hospitals recognized as among the Top Ranked in their state by Healthgrades are providing patients with measurably superior clinical outcomes. From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving a state ranking for Pulmonary Care have, on average 51.1% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that were not state ranked for Pulmonary Care.
Additionally, patients treated at hospitals receiving a state ranking for Critical Care have, on average 27.5% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that were not state ranked for Critical Care.*
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“Being recognized among the Top 5 in Illinois for Critical Care and Pulmonary Care is a great achievement that speaks to Carle’s ongoing commitment to high quality care. Hospitals receiving a top state ranking have much to be proud of as their deep medical expertise has built a track record of delivering positive outcomes for their patients," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science, Healthgrades. Bowman added, “For almost 25 years, our mission has been to provide consumers with clear and accessible information to make more informed healthcare decisions. Patients can feel confident knowing that they have access to top ranked care for Critical Care and Pulmonary Care at Carle.
Earlier this year, Carle was also recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for a 7th year in a row (2016-2022), one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care for a 4th year in a row (2019-2022), the Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 12 years in a row (2011-2022) and One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery in 2022.
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For the State Ranking analysis, Healthgrades evaluated Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance. Each of the eight specialties considered for state ranking have eligibility requirements specific to the nature and intent of the achievement that are aligned with requirements for Specialty Excellence Awards in those areas. State Rankings may reference a singular cohort (e.g. Stroke Care) or require the combination of a grouping of cohorts (e.g. Critical Care). For each hospital, Healthgrades assigns an overall score for each specialty area based on hospital performance as determined by z-score or average of volume-weighted z-scores when more than one condition or procedure is included in the award. The strength of a hospital's single z-score or average of volume-weighted z-scores, is the key driver in ranking determination. Additionally, hospital eligibility for State Ranking awards requires a hospital receive a rating in the cohort(s) included in the determination of the award, no 1-Star ratings in the cohort(s) included in the determination of the award, and at least one 5-Star rating in a cohort included in the determination of the award.