Hospital recognized for achieving exceptionally high levels of performance
in clinical care
Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced that the institution
is the recipient of the 2014 Excellence Award for Clinical Care from VHA®
Inc., the national healthcare network that serves more than 1,350 not-for-profit
hospitals. The award recognizes Boca Regional for achieving exceptionally
high levels of performance in clinical care when compared to national
“We are gratified to be honored by the VHA in such significant fashion,”
said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
“It adds to a growing list of national accolades the Hospital has
earned for both the effectiveness and the efficiency of care we provide.”
To determine the winners of the Clinical Care Award, VHA used cost, length
of stay, readmission and clinical outcome data from the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services to determine an integrated performance score for
each of its member hospitals. In addition to scoring above the 90th percentile
as compared to other VHA members, the hospital must also have participated
in a VHA improvement program in 2013. Boca Regional was one of only seven
acute care hospitals with more than 250 beds to be recognized for their
“Hospitals today are focused on improving outcomes, being more cost
effective and enhancing patient experience,” said Byron Jobe, VHA
Executive Vice President for Service and Delivery. “The Clinical
Care Award recognizes institutions that are succeeding in those areas
and are working diligently to identify areas of improvement, deliver even
better results and lower healthcare costs for the communities they serve.”
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (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).
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished
Hospital Award for Clinical ExcellenceTM for the 10th year in a row and
was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012, 2013
and 2014 both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also
recognized for the third consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s
2013-2014 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked hospital in the South
Florida metropolitan area.
Thomas Chakurda, 561.955.3586
Vice President, Marketing
Boca Raton Regional Hospital