Flagler Hospital recently announced that it has received the top achievement from Healthgrades — the 2022 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award.
This recognition places Flagler Hospital among the top 1% of all hospitals in the country for clinical care and patient outcomes for the most common conditions and procedures. Flagler Hospital has been among Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals for nine years, among America’s 100 Best for five consecutive years, and now one of America’s 50 Best.
Flagler is the only hospital in Florida named as recipient of both the America’s 50 Best Hospital Award and One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery for 2022.
“To be named among the best 50 hospitals in our nation reflects the unwavering commitment of every member of our team, from our community providers to our staff on the front lines and in support roles, to our volunteers and our community partners,” said Flagler Hospital President and CEO, Jason Barrett. “Even in the most challenging times, our board continues to ensure we are investing in our people, technology, education and in training to achieve the very best clinical outcome for every patient, every time. Our community should be proud of this tremendous accomplishment, just as I am proud to work among such passionate people who truly care about our mission and maintain a commitment to caring for our community year after year."
America’s 50 Best Hospitals award recipients are making an impact. From 2018-2020, patients treated in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades top 50 hospitals recognition on average had a 21.7 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 17 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome. In fact, statistical analysis shows that, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals achieving the Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award, 157,292 lives could potentially have been saved from 2018 to 2020.
“Being among America’s 50 Best Hospitals is the top achievement from Healthgrades,” said Brad Bowman MD, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “Hospitals like Flagler Hospital are truly leading the nation and setting the standard for care delivery. We commend Flagler Hospital for their dedication to patient care and committing themselves to keeping their communities safe.”
With tools like hospital ratings and awards, Healthgrades helps consumers make confident health care decisions by enabling the evaluation and comparison of hospital performance to find the highest quality care.