Published on October 18, 2016

Reading Hospital Recognized among Top 2% in Nation for Stroke, Critical, and Pulmonary Care by Healthgrades

Reading Hospital was named today among the top 2% in the nation for Stroke Care, Critical Care, and Pulmonary Care as measured by volume-weighted performance according to this year's evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital for the right care. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

This achievement is part of findings released on October 18, 2016, by Healthgrades and is featured in their 2017 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. A 5-star rating indicates that a hospital's clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

Reading Hospital is a recipient of more than two dozen notable Healthgrades 2017 recognitions, including:

  • Named as one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)
  • Named as one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ for 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)
  • Named as one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2015-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement in 2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement in 2017
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 11 Years in a Row (2007-2017)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 3 Years in a Row (2015-2017)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 11 Years in a Row (2007-2017)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 12 Years in a Row (2006-2017)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 6 Years in a Row (2012-2017)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 General Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery in 2017
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2017
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 10 Years in a Row (2008-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2015-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)

*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures, as well as an evaluation of comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 18 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital's quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.