Published on February 23, 2017

Reading Hospital Receives Healthgrades' 2017 America's 100 Best Hospitals Award

Reading Hospital has received Healthgrades' America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™, a distinction that places Reading Hospital in the top 2 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals across the country.

The award recognizes America's 100 Best Hospitals for consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

"This recognition helps patients recognize that when they choose Reading Hospital, they will receive excellent care," said Clint Matthews, President and Chief Executive Officer, Reading Health System. "I am proud of our staff's dedication to high-quality care and continuous improvement. Together, we are advancing health and transforming lives in our community."

Healthgrades notes that from 2013 through 2015, patients treated in hospitals achieving Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals Award have, on average, a 27.1 percent lower risk of mortality than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award.

"We commend the recipients of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for delivering exceptional clinical outcomes," said Brad Bowman, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. "The choice of a hospital is an important decision- one that can be a matter of life and death - so consumers should do their research and know that these hospitals have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to providing high quality care."

Reading Hospital also has received Healthgrades' 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ and has been named by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for 2017, one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ for 2017, and one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for 2017.

Reading Hospital has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for four years in a row. Healthgrades has named Reading Hospital one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care and one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care for five consecutive years. It has named the hospital one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for four consecutive years.

Healthgrades also has recognized Reading Hospital with awards for care excellence in Cardiac, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Pulmonary, Gastrointestinal, Critical Care, and Labor and Delivery.