Boca Raton Regional Hospital Named One of Florida's "Best Value Hospitals"

Only 10 of the State’s Hospitals So Honored

Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced that the Institution has been named as one of Florida’s 10 “Best Value Hospitals” according to Verras Healthcare International’s Medical Value Index™.

Verras, which was founded in 1983, provides analysis and services to hospitals and practitioners that are designed to enhance quality and cost efficiency. Their Clinical Variation Solution has earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

Using a unique and patented methodology, Verras compared hospitals in Florida with 250+ beds and measured three years of trended medical outcomes using six universally accepted metrics of quality and cost efficiency. The information was garnered from three years of Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services MedPAR data and included:

  • National Quality Measures – A composite score of 24 National Hospital Quality Measures and 10 Hospital Assessment of Providers & Systems (HCAHPS) patient satisfaction survey results.
  • Readmission Rates – A composite score of thirty-day readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia.
  • Mortality – A composite score from the trend of nine risk-adjusted mortality rates calculated for the top five Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC’s) and three publicly reported thirty-day mortality rates.
  • Morbidity – A score of a hospital’s morbidity (complications) as judged by its length-of- stay for top Medicare diagnoses upon admission.
  • Reduction In Variation – A hospital’s reduction in charge variation in its top five clinical service areas.
  • Resource Consumption – A hospital’s use of resources monitored on charges based on its top five MDCs.

“Earning the ‘Best Value Hospital’ designation from Verras is truly one of the most objective and credible accolades a hospital can receive,” said Charles Posternack, MD, and Chief Medical Officer at Boca Regional. “Their methodology and standing with the AHA makes this honor very noteworthy. We are gratified that Boca Raton Regional Hospital is recognized in such a meaningful way as one of the most effective and efficient healthcare providers in the state of Florida.”

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

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, academic 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 Excellence™ 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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