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(CENTENNIAL, COLO.) Five Centura Health hospitals received the 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, Healthgrades announced today. They are:
Healthgrades presents this award to the top 5 percent of hospitals nationally based on a variety of clinical factors. That means nearly one-third of Centura Health’s 17 hospitals are in the country’s top 5 percent.
“We are truly honored to receive this recognition from Healthgrades. More important than a plaque on the wall, this is a direct reflection of the hard work and tireless efforts of our associates and providers to provide world-class care to our patients and truly make our Mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ real each and every day,” said Peter D. Banko, president and chief operating officer, Centura Health.
The Centura Health network dedicates comprehensive resources to employing evidence-based clinical protocols, monitoring outcomes throughout its network and maintaining an unwavering commitment to clinical excellence and superior patient outcomes. The goal is to deliver consistent, seamless care, ultimately leading to improved health outcomes, increased service and convenience, and lower health care costs.
“All of our hospitals provide excellent care. The collaboration and focus on our strategic plan, Centura Health 2020, supports our entire network in leveraging evidence-based protocols and focusing on lifelong health, not just acute interventions. We are providing a continuous influx of new services and resources across the continuum of care to optimize health value and meet consumers’ needs throughout Colorado and western Kansas,” continued Banko.
From 2013 through 2015, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence had, on average, a 26.2% lower risk of dying (across 19 procedures and conditions where mortality is the clinical outcome), than if they were treated in hospitals that did not achieve this distinction. During this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, 160,322 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated at a hospital that achieved the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award had, on average, a 25% lower risk of dying from a stroke than if treated at a hospital that did not achieve this distinction.
“Consumers are doing their research when it comes to selecting the hospital where they receive their care, and high-marks in quality are a valuable differentiator that can set organizations apart,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We commend hospitals that have achieved Healthgrades 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for demonstrating an unwavering commitment to high quality care for their patients.”
The 258 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2017 study period (2013-2015), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures —as measured by objective clinical outcomes performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications). To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit
*Penrose-St. Francis Health Services includes Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center, which operate under a single federal license and are considered one hospital by Healthgrades.
About Centura Health Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, we are making the region’s best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. We’re Centura Health, and we’re here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit
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