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Published on February 11, 2022

Pardee UNC Health Care Named as One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals, the Only Hospital in N.C. to Achieve 100 Best for Critical Care and Pulmonary Care

Pardee is among the top hospitals nationally recognized for Critical Care, Pulmonary Care, Stroke Care and GI Care, according to Healthgrades

Pardee UNC Health Care has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals, with special recognition given to Specialty Clinical Awards in four service lines, including Critical Care, Pulmonary Care, Stroke Care, and Gastrointestinal Care. Pardee is the only hospital in North Carolina to be recognized as One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for both Critical Care and Pulmonary Care in 2022, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems.

Pardee, which was also named one of America’s 250 Best Hospital in 2021, was recognized for the following clinical achievements in 2022:

  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for two years in a row (2021-2022)
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ in 2022
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ in 2022
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for four years in a row (2019-2022)

“We are honored to be recognized among America’s 100 Best Hospitals nationally,” said Jay Kirby, President and CEO, Pardee UNC Health Care. “We are even prouder of our achievement as the only hospital in the state to be recognized for our Critical Care and Pulmonary Care. To do so in the midst of a global pandemic with a virus that attacks respiratory function makes this specific recognition even more significant for our team. These designations are a reflection of the contributions from all of our team members and their dedication, hard work, and commitment to providing our community with the best quality care possible.”

“Consumers can feel confident in hospitals like Pardee for their commitment to high-quality care and exceptional outcomes. These recognitions help provide patients and consumers with peace of mind when selecting a place for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades.

Pardee was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for three years in a row (2020-2022)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2021-2022)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for five years in a row (2018-2022)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ in 2022

For its analysis this year, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 31 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected), and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected).  Pardee achieved 5-star ratings in the following cohorts:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for seven years in a row (2016-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for four years in a row (2019-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of COPD in 2022
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 11 years in a row (2012-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for two years in a row (2021-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for four years in a row (2019-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies in 2022

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2017 through 2019. Due to the highly variable impact of the pandemic on hospital outcomes, Healthgrades made the decision to exclude cases with a COVID-19 diagnosis from the 2020 data in order to preserve the statistical integrity of our models and fairly evaluate clinical outcomes at all hospitals. To view the complete methodology, please visit: https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/ratings-awards/methodology

 

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