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Holy Cross Hospital Caps 2013 with National Recognitions

Non-profit Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale has been recognized in recent weeks by several national healthcare accreditation and rating organizations for offering among the highest quality of care in the nation in the areas of safety, quality, orthopedic services, breast cancer care and nursing.

“Holy Cross Hospital is committed to providing the community with healthcare services that have been recognized as among the best available,” said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Patrick A. Taylor, M.D. “While we offer state-of-the-art technology, clinical trials and research and an acclaimed medical staff, I am proud that the compassionate way in which we minister to our patients is what truly sets us apart and makes us a world-class hospital.”

Among the recent recognitions and rankings Holy Cross has
received are:


“Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®”
The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, recognized Holy Cross Hospital as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. New this year is a category for immunization for pneumonia and influenza.
   
Holy Cross Hospital is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance and represents the top 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.  
 
“A” Hospital Safety Score
Holy Cross Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. More than 2,500 general U.S. hospitals were assigned scores this Fall in the first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety.

Clinical Excellence in Orthopedics
Holy Cross has been recognized by Healthgrades for clinical excellence in Orthopedics according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare-patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide. 

Holy Cross Hospital’s full listing of 2014 achievements include:
•    Recipient of Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for
      8 Years in a Row (2007-2014)
•    Recipient of Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for
      8 Years in a Row (2007-2014)
•    Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic
      Services for 7 Years in a Row (2008-2014)
•    Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for
      9 Years in a Row (2006-2014)
•    Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 11 Years
      in a Row (2004-2014)
•    Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 9 Years in
      a Row (2006-2014)
•    Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 7 Years in
      a Row (2008-2014)
•    Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery in 2014

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Designation
Holy Cross Hospital’s Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.  In 2010, Holy Cross was among the first 200 programs in the country to receive NAPBC accreditation. 

A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to: comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services; a multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options; information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options; and quality breast care close to home.

Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing
As previously announced, Holy Cross Hospital was one of a select group of 391 healthcare organizations out of nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations to be recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet ® Recognition Program as a Magnet facility.  The voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing and is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. This is the third time Holy Cross has received the designation.

About Holy Cross Hospital

A member of CHE Trinity Health, Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.

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