Quality awards are like vital signs. They tell you a lot about the health of a hospital. And judging by the numerous national honors we have received in the last year alone, Ingalls is healthy indeed.
Ingalls is proud to be named among the nation’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This impressive distinction places Ingalls in the top one percent of hospitals nationwide, out of more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated.
The America’s Best designation highlights not only superior performance in risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complication rates, it focuses on the ongoing accomplishment of superior clinical outcomes across a broad spectrum of care. Healthgrades has analyzed this data for more than 15 years and has found that there are hospitals that repeatedly differentiate their performance from their peers. Ingalls is one of them.
In addition, for the eighth year in a row, nationally recognized ratings company Healthgrades has ranked Ingalls as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence, placing it among the nation’s very best. In all, Healthgrades cited Ingalls for excellence in 28 distinct clinical areas, including heart care, orthopedics, women’s health, gastrointestinal care, emergency medicine and more.
Other national distinctions that Ingalls has achieved include:
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna and Cigna have cited Ingalls as a preferred orthopedics provider for consistently delivering better results for patients undergoing total joint replacement and spine surgery.
- The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has awarded Ingalls the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Ingalls’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
- Ingalls has achieved national recognition for its cancer program, including accreditation (with a perfect score) by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and Accreditation with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
- Ingalls has been designated one of Health Care’s Most Wired Hospitals for 2013 for adopting technologies to improve patient documentation, advance clinical decision support and evidence-based protocols, reduce the likelihood of medication errors, and rapidly restore access to data in the case of a disaster or outage.