Franciscan St James scores big in HealthGrades rankings
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Franciscan St. James Health in Chicago Heights has invested in providing a high level of patient satisfaction, offering breakthrough technologies and procedures delivered by dedicated, talented health-care professionals. Those efforts have earned Franciscan St. James consistently positive patient feedback, as well as garnered awards from the nationally recognized HealthGrades.
HealthGrades is a trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. Their well-respected studies of hospital quality focus on areas that include clinical excellence and patient safety.
“A high HealthGrades rating is your guarantee of receiving top quality care,” said Franciscan St. James president, Seth Warren. “While some people travel far from home for various procedures, you can be confident in your decision to stay close to home at Franciscan St. James.”
HealthGrades has rated Franciscan St. James among the best 100 hospitals in America for cardiac surgery in its 2012 study. In addition, the hospital earned their Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award, ranking it among the top 5 percent in the nation, and No. 6 in Illinois, for cardiac surgery.
“These honors continue to be well earned by our top notch team of dedicated surgeons and nurses, who are experienced in the most up-to-date cardiac procedures and technologies,” Warren said.
Receiving HealthGrades 2012 Neurosurgery Excellence Award places Franciscan St. James in the top 10 percent of U.S. hospitals, and No. 10 in Illinois. The hospital has also earned HealthGrades Five-Star stroke treatment rating for 10 straight years.
Franciscan St. James also received the 2012 HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award, placing it among the top 10 percent in the nation. This is the third consecutive year that Franciscan St. James has earned that honor. Franciscan St. James has also earned HealthGrades Five-Star rating for pneumonia treatment every year since 2004.
Earning HealthGrades’ Excellence Award for Women’s Health in 2011 put Franciscan St. James among the top 5 percent in the nation for the second straight year. Award recipients were chosen after analyzing mortality rates and in-hospital complications among 16 of the most common procedures and diagnoses among women.
This marks the second straight year that the specially trained health professionals comprising Franciscan St. James critical care teams have earned HealthGrades Critical Care Excellence Award. According to this year’s ratings, Franciscan St. James is HealthGrades’ sixth-ranked Illinois hospital for critical care.
“Franciscan St. James Health is pleased to be ranked among the nation’s finest hospitals, but what matters most is what this means to the patients who entrust us with their care,” Warren said. “These and numerous other awards we have received reflect the dedication, compassion and commitment of our entire team of health-care professionals.”
Learn more about Franciscan St. James Health at www.stjameshospital.org.
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