|BMC & Fairview Recognized for Quality by CareChex|
|December 10, 2013
For Immediate Release
BMC Ranked Among Top 100 Hospitals in US by CareChex® for Overall Hospital Care and Top 10% in Nation for Overall Hospital and Overall Medical Care: Fairview Ranks Top 100 Nationally in Patient Satisfaction and is #1 in State
Berkshire Health Systems hospitals achieved high rankings nationally and in Massachusetts by CareChex®, a national medical quality rating service. Berkshire Medical Center was ranked among the Top 100 in the Nation for Overall Hospital Care and for the third year in a row among the Top 10% of Hospitals in the Nation for both Overall Hospital Care and Overall Medical Care.
BMC was ranked # 90 in the US for Overall Hospital Care, in the top 2.6% of hospitals nationwide, and #172 for Overall Medical Care, in the top 5%, among nearly 4,000 hospitals. BMC was among the Top 100 in the Nation for Cancer Care and Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage care. BMC also ranked highly in a number of other categories of Medical Excellence and Patient Safety.
Fairview Hospital was ranked by CareChex in the Top 100 in the Nation and #1 in Massachusetts for Patient Satisfaction for Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care and Overall Surgical Care for the third year in a row.
“These incredible achievements by BMC and Fairview are a testament to the continual emphasis we place on quality, and the commitment we have made to our community to provide the best care possible right here in the Berkshires,” said David Phelps, President and CEO of Berkshire Health Systems. “These important rankings compiled by an independent national organization show that our patients receive care that is on a par with the most prestigious medical centers in the nation. The entire staff of Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital can be justifiably proud of the care they provide to our community.”
BMC also achieved Top 10% in the Nation Medical Excellence rankings for Cancer Care, Gall Bladder Removal, Gastrointestinal Care, Heart Attack Treatment, Heart Failure Treatment, Hip Fracture Repair, Neurological Care, Trauma Care and Women’s Health. For Patient Safety, BMC was ranked by CareChex among the Top 10% Nationally for Cancer Care, Heart Failure Treatment, Hip Fracture Repair, Neurological Care, Stroke Care and Trauma Care.
BMC was ranked #2 in Massachusetts for Cancer Care and in the Top 10% in Massachusetts for Medical Excellence for Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care, Gastrointestinal Care, Heart Failure, Hip Fracture, Neurological Care and Spinal Surgery. For Patient Safety, BMC was ranked in the Top 10% in Massachusetts for Heart Failure, Hip Fracture, Neurological Care and Stroke Care.
CareChex is a division of Comparion Medical Analytics — one of the nation's largest privately-held healthcare information services companies. CareChex provides clinical, financial, and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers, and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available hospital quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care, and patient experiences.