They received Healthgrades® 2015 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for their consistent and superior clinical performance. A third SCL Health hospital, Good Samaritan Medical Center, also received the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award.
They are the only two hospitals in all of Denver to receive this prestigious designation.Lutheran Medical Center and Saint Joseph Hospital have been recognized among the top 100 hospitals in the country for quality by Healthgrades.
The distinction for Lutheran and Saint Joseph places them among the top 2 percent of all hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. As Top 100 hospitals, Lutheran and Saint Joseph are hospitals in Denver with some of the best quality care across at least 21 of 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures evaluated by Healthgrades over a period of at least three years.
From 2011 through 2013, Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients, as a group, had a 26.4 percent lower risk-adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals.
Healthgrades also recognized SCL Health’s three Denver-region hospitals for clinical performance and superior patient outcomes in several specific clinical services, diagnoses and treatment areas, such as stroke care, critical care, cardiac care, pulmonary care and general surgery, among numerous others.