Englewood, CO, January 24, 2024 — Swedish Medical Center announced today that it is among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for 2024, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This achievement puts Swedish in the top 2% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across the most common conditions and procedures and reflects our daily commitment to excellent patient care.
“We are extremely proud of this recognition,” said Jaya Kumar, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Swedish Medical Center. “As South Denver’s only Level 1 Trauma Center with an American Burn Association verified Burn and Reconstructive Center, we treat the most seriously ill and injured patients and devote our full attention to not only their care and recovery, but supporting their families as well. Our team sees the exceptional service and outcomes we’re able to provide for our patients as a privilege.”
To determine the top hospitals for 2024, Healthgrades evaluated risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for more than 30 conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Unlike other hospital studies, Healthgrades ratings are based solely on what matters most: patient outcomes. The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed significant variation in hospital performance, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs. From 2020-2022, if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to America’s 100 Best Hospitals, 180,413 lives could have been saved.*
“Healthgrades commends Swedish and its leadership and continued dedication to high quality care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals, Swedish is elevating the standard for quality care nationwide and ensuring superior outcomes for the patients in their community.”
Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of how they rate and why hospital quality matters by visiting http://healthgrades.com/right-care/finding-quality-care/how-healthgrades-rates-americas-best-hospitals.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Visit https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/healthgrades-americas-best-hospitals-for-clinical-excellence-methodology to view the complete 2024 America’s Best Hospital Awards Methodology.