Kendall Regional named America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Specialty Services

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Kendall Regional Medical Center is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, General Surgery, Prostate Surgeries and Gastrointestinal Care according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states.

“The people of the organization have made a significant commitment to quality care and patient outcomes,” explained Dr. Manuel Anton, CMO, Kendall Regional.

“This is evidenced by the ongoing staff training, growth of the medical staff, equipment updates and focus on benchmark performance. Our teams have been diligent in their implementation and driven these impressive results. We are very proud of these recognitions and look forward to continuing our accomplishments and adding new ones,” he continued.

The achievement is part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates the importance of hospital quality to both hospital leaders and consumers. Additionally, to be considered for an award in General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Gastrointestinal Care, Kendall Regional Medical Center was evaluated in four of five procedures listed by MedPAR.

Kendall Regional Medical Center has received numerous awards and recognitions. Some of their quality and clinical achievements include:

• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 4 years in a row (2017-2020)
• Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 5 years in a row (2016-2020)
• Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 10 years in a row (2011-2020)
• Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 9 years in a row (2012-2020)
• Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for General Surgery for 2 years in a Row (2019-2020)

“Kendall Regional is proud to have consistently been recognized as a top hospital performer for many years,” said Brandon Haushalter, CEO, Kendall Regional. “Receiving these awards from Healthgrades is a continued validation of the incredible work our team of professionals do for our patients every single day.”

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states.

Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories.

About KRMC
Kendall Regional Medical Center, an award-winning 417-bed hospital, is recognized for providing a wide array of services to the residents of South Florida, as well as visitors from around the world. KRMC offers 24-hour comprehensive medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including trauma and burn care, pediatrics and maternity services, an orthopedic and spine institute, along with patient and community services.

For over 45 years, KRMC has been committed to expanding and improving every facet of the organization. Today, the hospital has grown into a major tertiary-care teaching facility, with more than 1,000 physicians and specialists and 1,800 employees.

The main campus of Kendall Regional Medical Center is located at 11750 SW 40 St., Miami, FL 33175. For information visit www.kendallmed.com or call 305-222-2200.


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