Aventura Hospital and Medical Center among the top five percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in the top five percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
“We follow best practices and national standards in patient safety spanning the entire scope of outpatient and inpatient areas promoting the best clinical outcomes for all our patients,” said David LeMonte, Chief Executive Officer, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.
From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 27.4 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.*
And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the award, 167,235 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for community acquired pneumonia in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award have, on average, a 38.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
“Given that the delivery of healthcare has profoundly changed due to COVID-19, we want to extend our congratulations to the hospitals that received Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Award. These organizations are committed to providing exceptional clinical outcomes for their patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.
“We have a robust infection prevention and patient safety program with an intense focus especially on critical, high risk and vulnerable populations through patient daily rounding with the aim of prevention and promotion of quality outcomes,” said Trish Stephens, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is also one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021) and one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021] Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award recipients are recognized for overall clinical excellence and providing top-quality care across multiple specialty lines and areas.
During the 2021 study period (Medicare Fiscal Years 2017-2019), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).
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About Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center provides highly specialized tertiary care services, including cardiac surgery, orthopedic and spine surgery, neurosurgery, surgical oncology and other complicated treatments or procedures. The facility has served the northern Miami-Dade County area since 1965 and today offers 467-licensed beds. Leveraging the latest technologies and treatment protocols and serving as a designated Level II Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center, Aventura Hospital meets both the elective and emergency healthcare needs of its neighboring communities and international visitors. As a State of Florida designated statutory teaching hospital, Aventura Hospital is also fulfilling a significant mission to educate and train future medical professionals with residency and fellowship programs in emergency medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, anesthesiology, pulmonology and critical care, cardiology, gastroenterology, radiology, psychiatry, transitional year, pulmonary disease, infectious disease, podiatry, hospice and palliative care, and geriatrics.
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is a facility of HCA East Florida. HCA East Florida is the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and an affiliate of HCA Healthcare (HCA).
HCA East Florida has 14 hospitals, multiple ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers, physician practices, and free standing emergency care facilities, as well as a supply chain center and an integrated regional lab. Together, HCA East Florida employs more than 18,000 employees and has more than 6,600 physicians on staff. For more information, visit HCAEastFlorida.com.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.