SANTA ROSA, CA — As the coronavirus places renewed importance on our access to safe, quality health care, a new ranking by Healthgrades recognized 42 California hospitals, including Santa Rosa Memorial, for superior performance in the years leading up to the pandemic.
Healthgrades, an online health care information company, recently released its 2021 list of America’s Best Hospitals. The annual ranking recognizes the top 1, 2 and 5 percent of hospitals in the nation.
To compile the ranking, researchers looked at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid data from fiscal years 2017-19 for more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Researchers then analyzed how each performed across 32 conditions and procedures including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis and stroke.
In a release announcing the 2021 list, Healthgrades said that patients treated in ranked hospitals have a 27.4 percent lower chance of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that are unranked.
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