TidalHealth Peninsula Regional has once again achieved the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award.
The 2021 honor marks the fourth consecutive year that Healthgrades has recognized the Salisbury medical center as being one of the BEST hospitals in America.
TidalHealth Peninsula Regional is again the only hospital on the Delmarva Peninsula to achieve the recognition this year, and one of just nine in Maryland.
TidalHealth President and CEO Dr. Steve Leonard made the announcement on Tuesday.
The distinction places TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in the top 5 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
TidalHealth is among just seven hospitals in its home state to achieve the America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award for the past four consecutive years.
“Amidst the coronavirus crisis, it has never been more important to acknowledge the hospitals that remain committed to delivering the highest quality care,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer for Healthgrades.
“Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals recognizes organizations across the U.S. for their ongoing pursuit of the highest healthcare standards and exceptional outcomes,” Bowman said.
From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals achieving the 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.
During the same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award, 167,235 lives could potentially have been saved.
“It’s a remarkable accomplishment for any hospital to be placed among the BEST 250 of its peers, of all sizes and specialties, at least once. To do that four consecutive years is extraordinary,” said Leonard.
“TidalHealth is better together because of our outstanding team of employees, medical staff, and volunteers. Our Healthgrades clinical successes are a direct result of their dedication and devotion to every patient and family member under our care,” he said.