Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin
Title
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Elgin Named Among Nation’s Highest Performing Hospitals
Date
05/20/2015
Article

Elgin, IL – The Congestive Heart Failure Program at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Elgin has been rated among the nation’s highest performing in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings. The ratings evaluate more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions. Only 11 percent of hospitals in the nation achieved a high performing ranking in Heart Failure.

“Providing the highest quality care for all patients is the number one priority at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital.  This recognition for cardiac care is affirmation of the hard work and dedication by our talented and caring staff to always excel,” said Michael L. Brown, President & CEO, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital.

Best Hospitals for Common Care evaluates how well hospitals perform not just with the most difficult patients, but also those patients with a wider range of acuity levels and more common conditions. Presence Saint Joseph Hospital exceeded expected standards of care for readmissions, success in preventing complications such as infections in heart failure inpatients, and volume of patients.

U.S. News created Best Hospitals for Common Care to help patients find better care for the kinds of common procedures and medical conditions that account for millions of hospitalizations each year. Objective outcome measures such as deaths, infections, readmissions, and operations that need to be repeated as well as patient satisfaction data largely determined the ratings. The Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings rely on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data for patients 65 and older, as well as survey data from the American Hospital Association and clinical registry data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

This is the not the first recognition for Presence Saint Joseph Hospital. In the annual Best Hospitals rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Elgin as “high performing” in Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Orthopedics. In addition, the hospital is listed among the Top 30 Hospitals in Illinois.

Dr Foster, an international health care analytics company with expertise on claims-based risk adjustment, collaborated with U.S. News on the Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings methodology.

The ratings are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/il/presence-st-joseph-hospital-6431600

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About Presence Saint Joseph Hospital- Elgin
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin is known for providing leading-edge technologies and holistic care with compassion for the individual. We offer a comprehensive range of high quality preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services including acute inpatient care, outpatient care, home health, and educational outreach programs. Recognized for advanced heart, orthopedics, stroke, cancer and rehabilitation services; Presence Saint Joseph is a part of Presence Health.

About Presence Health
Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With more than 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals and 27 nursing and senior facilities, Presence Health more than 20,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of $2.5 billion.

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