Healthgrades Quality Award
CAMC recognized as only WV hospital ranked among top 5% in nation
Charleston Area Medical Center has been ranked among the nation's top 5 percent of hospitals, according to an independent study of mortality and complication rates for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide as released by Healthgrades, the nation's leading health care ratings company.
CAMC is the only hospital in West Virginia and one of only 260 hospitals nationwide to achieve the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ based on its outstanding clinical quality performance.
“This award acknowledges the achievements CAMC has made to provide our patients with consistently high levels of clinical care," said Dave Ramsey, CAMC’s president and CEO. "Our physicians and staff have demonstrated the commitment and collaborative spirit necessary to implement the best possible programs and processes that produce exceptional clinical outcomes, which this recognition validates."
The Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence is presented only to those hospitals that stand out above the rest for overall clinical care across a broad spectrum of services. While many hospitals have specific areas of expertise and high-quality outcomes in certain areas, the select hospitals recognized with this award exhibit comprehensive high-quality care across multiple clinical specialties.
“National honors like these are important because they represent years of commitment to excellence by our physicians, clinicians and staff,” said Dale Wood, CAMC’s chief quality officer. “For patients, this recognition represents objective confirmation that we are continuing to offer exceptional quality, and they can feel confident that they are receiving high quality care.”
From 2010 through 2012, if all other hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence, 156,036 lives could have potentially been saved.
“We’re fortunate to be part of a health system that places quality and patient safety at the forefront,” Wood said. “Our success comes from everyone working together and being committed to doing the right thing for every patient, every time.”