Adventist Medical Center Names America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care and Spine Surgery

Adventist Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best hospitals for treating Critical Care and Spine Surgery patients. Healthgrades, a leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide and identified the 100 best hospitals. 
“We are constantly challenging ourselves to deliver the highest quality care in a safe, timely, 
effective and efficient patient-centered environment,” says Tom Russell, President and CEO of 
Adventist Medical Center. Better outcomes are the result of coordinated care between patients, 
physicians, nurses, therapists, and the entire caregiving team. Treating Critical Care and Spine 
Surgery patients requires a highly skilled team. “Because our mission calls us to excellence in 
relationships which translates into better patient care, our staff has adopted a practice of treating every patient as if they were part of their own family,” continues Russell. “This focus helps reduce infection and complication rates, resulting in better patient outcomes” 
The hospital’s extraordinary achievement is part of findings released in American Hospital 
Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which demonstrates how clinical 
performance differs dramatically between hospitals and the impact on health outcomes. For 
example, from 2010-2012, if all hospitals, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 234,252 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,418 complications could potentially have been avoided. A 5-star rating indicates that Adventist Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated. 
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare-patient records for 
nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 31 common conditions and procedures 
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I believe, if you check, you will agree that both are inaccurate and not supported by the Healthgrades site map and info.  My own experience at that institution also does not support it being one of the "100 best hospitals" in the US, whether for 2014 or any other year.

The article in question that Dr. Eusterman refers to was actually a press release sent to The Lund Report by Adventist Medical Center and they should be held accountable for any mistruths in this article. 

Diane Lund-Muzikant

Executive Editor 

The Lund Report