Boca Raton Regional Hospital Receives VHA 2014 Excellence Award for Clinical Care

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 benchmarks.

“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 excellence.

“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 ( 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.

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