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Excela Health and its Hospitals Ranked Among the Best



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Excela Health and its member hospitals have been ranked among the best in 2018 by CareChex®, an information service of Quantros, Inc., the most comprehensive resource for ranking hospital quality and patient safety.  CareChex® provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers, and purchasers of U.S. medical care.  Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex® provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care, and patient experiences.  For access to provider quality ratings, visit www.CareChex.com.


Excela Westmoreland Hospital - MEDICAL EXCELLENCE


NATIONWIDE

Excela Westmoreland Hospital has been ranked in the top 10% in the nation for medical excellence in Women's Health.  Medical excellence is measured by a composite performance across six areas of quality:  Process of care, mortality, complications, inpatient quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction.  Of the hospitals and health systems across the country, Excela Westmoreland Hospital ranks among the top, meaning that women can feel confident they are receiving not only the care they need, but care that rivals any in the nation.



NORTHEAST REGION

Excela Westmoreland Hospital has been ranked in the top 10% in the Northeast for medical excellence in three categories; Joint Replacement, Major Orthopedic Surgery and Vascular Surgery. Medical excellence is measured by a composite performance across six areas of quality: Process of care, mortality, complications, inpatient quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction. Of the hospitals and health systems across the country, Excela Westmoreland Hospital ranks among the top, meaning you can feel confident you are receiving not only the care you need, but care that rivals any in the Northeast.



STATE

Excela Westmoreland Hospital has been ranked in the top 10% in the state for medical excellence in Heart Failure Treatment and Women's Health. Medical excellence is measured by a composite performance across six areas of quality:  Process of care, mortality, complications, inpatient quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction.  Of the hospitals and health systems across the country, Excela Westmoreland Hospital ranks among the top, meaning that you can feel confident you are receiving not only the care you need, but care that rivals any in the state.



MARKET

Excela Westmoreland Hospital has been ranked #1 in Market for medical excellence in Major Orthopedic Surgery.  Medical excellence is measured by a composite performance across six areas of quality:  Process of care, mortality, complications, inpatient quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction.  Of the hospitals and health systems across the country, Excela Westmoreland Hospital ranks among the top, meaning that you can feel confident you are receiving not only the care you need, but care that rivals any in our market.



Excela Westmoreland Hospital - PATIENT SAFETY


NATIONWIDE

Excela Westmoreland Hospital has been ranked in the top 10% in the nation for patient safety in Cardiac Care.    More specifically, CareChex® evaluates a health system's performance on specific indicators, meaning that your care at Excela Westmoreland Hospital rates highly in patient safety after careful analysis by national health care and physician groups.



NORTHEAST REGION

Excela Westmoreland Hospital has been ranked in the top 10% in the Northeast for patient safety in Cardiac Care.  More specifically, CareChex® evaluates a health system's performance on specific indicators, meaning that your care at Excela Westmoreland Hospital rates highly in patient safety after careful analysis by national health care and physician groups.



STATE

Excela Westmoreland Hospital has been ranked in the top 10% in the state for patient safety in cardiac care.  More specifically, CareChex® evaluates a health system's performance on specific indicators, meaning that your care at Excela Westmoreland Hospital rates highly in patient safety after careful analysis by national health care and physician groups.


U.S. News & World Report Top Rankings for Excela Health Hospitals

Excela Health and its hospitals once again have received recognition for clinical expertise and high quality patient care by U.S. News & World Report as top performing hospitals 2016 to 2017.  Having reviewed hospitals for the past 27 years, U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide, helping to guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.  To determine the rankings for Best Hospitals, objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, and adequacy of the nursing staff, among others, are used.

In addition to national rankings, hospitals were also ranked regionally within states and major metro areas.  Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News  with RTI International, a leading research organization based in North Carolina.  The rankings are published in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2017" guidebook.  For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital has been recognized in four types of care, designating outstanding performance, patient outcomes and patient safety.  It was also noted that Westmoreland Hospital earned this high performance rating in hip and knee replacement that is significantly better than the national average.  Cited as a "High Performing Hospital," Westmoreland Hospital is recognized for care that includes:  Heart Failure, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). 


Additional Awards and Honors

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield continues to recognize Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital as one of the first in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction Center Plussm designation in the area of cardiac care as part of the Blue Distinction Center for Specialty Care® program.  Additionally, Excela Health's maternity care, bariatric surgery program and knee and hip replacement program (called Joint Works) have also been named as Blue Distinction Centers Plus.  The designation is given to hospitals who are shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective, transparent measures for patient safety and health outcomes that were developed with input from the medical community.




Excela Health hospitals -- Frick, Latrobe and Westmoreland -- have been designated Primary Stroke Centers by the Joint Commission and recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for exceeding national standards for quality patient care and demonstrating proficiency in the presentation and early management of stroke and TIA based on guidelines established by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for health care professionals.




Excela Health has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The designation was awarded to Excela Latrobe, Frick and Westmoreland hospitals. Experts conducted peer review evaluations and determined that Excela Health has achieved high practice standards.