October 30, 2023
DERRY, NH – Parkland Medical Center announced today it has received several five-star ratings and achievements for specialty care, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor.
Parkland Medical Center’s achievements include:
- Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures
- Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™
- Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis
These achievements and five-star ratings reflect Parkland Medical Center’s commitment to consistently delivering the best care possible and places the organization in the upper echelon of hospitals for specialty care nationwide.
“We’re honored to once again be recognized by Healthgrades for the outstanding quality care we provide to the communities we serve,” said Joanne McCourt, vice president of Quality and Patient Safety at Parkland Medical Center. “We strive to deliver the best possible care for patients who come to us to help improve their health and quality of life.”
Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adjusted mortality and complications. By focusing on what matters most–patient outcomes–Healthgrades ratings provide critical feedback for both patients and hospitals. By offering easy access to objective performance measures, Healthgrades gives consumers the information they need to find a hospital that excels in providing the care they need. And, by shining a light on strengths and weaknesses, Healthgrades ratings help direct hospitals to opportunities for clinical improvement. The 2024 hospital assessment evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 35 common conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top performers.
The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed that the variation in performance between five-star and one-star hospitals continues to widen, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs. From 2020 through 2022, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to five-star hospitals, on average, 215,667 lives could potentially have been saved, and 149,521 patients could have avoided potential complications.*
“Healthgrades congratulates Parkland Medical Center for being a national leader and demonstrating a deep commitment to providing high quality care to all patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As health systems nationwide endeavor to elevate their quality of care, these elite facilities provide a roadmap for success. We commend Parkland Medical Center for their dedication to excellence in patient care.”
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2024 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.