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Boca Raton Regional Hospital Among America's Best Hospitals for Fourth Year in a Row
Healthgrades distinction is based on outstanding patient outcomes across 27 medical procedures and diagnoses

BOCA RATON, Fla. – February 25, 2014 – A report released today by Healthgrades® named Boca Raton Regional Hospital one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2014, which puts the Hospital in the top one percent of hospitals nationwide. This makes the fourth year in a row the Hospital has earned this prestigious accolade.

In order to earn a place on the list of America's 50 Best Hospitals, a facility had to have mortality and complication rates low enough to place them in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation for the last seven consecutive years.

“We are extremely proud of this honor and distinction,” said Jerry Fedele, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boca Regional. “We have a strong and longstanding commitment to delivering outstanding clinical care and the Healthgrades rating is validation of just that.”

According to the report, if, between 2010 and 2012, all U.S. hospitals had performed at the level of America’s 100 Best Hospitals, then nearly 156,079 deaths could have been prevented. In other words, there was a 23.29 percent lower risk-adjusted mortality rate for the hospitals among the Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best™ Hospitals when compared to all other hospitals in the nation (across 19 procedures and conditions where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome).

The organization considered nearly 4,500 hospitals, ranging in size from 100 beds to more than 500. The organization used seven years of Medicare data and looked at the 27 most common diagnoses and procedures in the Medicare population to do their analysis.

“Today, hospitals are working harder than ever to achieve quality care, which makes this distinction even more significant,” said Evan Marks, EVP, Informatics and Strategy, Healthgrades. “Consumers can have confidence that a hospital receiving the America’s 50 Best™ designation has demonstrated a steadfast, organizational commitment to quality.”

Boca Regional has also been named as a Healthgrades 2014 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ for the tenth year in a row- only 24 of the nations’s 4,500 hospitals have earned such a consecutive distinction. This designation places Boca Raton Regional Hospital among the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance.

About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (www.brrh.com) with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health, emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

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Thomas Chakurda, (561) 955-3586
Boca Raton Regional Hospital