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Saint John Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, announced recently that it is nationally recognized in pulmonary and critical care service lines and received two Five-Star ratings according to new research released by  Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Prime Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading health systems with 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states. Prime’s hospitals received more than 250 accolades from Healthgrades for the 2023 award season.

“We commend Saint John Hospital for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients,” says Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that nationally recognized hospitals by Healthgrades have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

The service lines recognized at Saint John Hospital include:

Pulmonary Care:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2023 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2023
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2023

Critical Care:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis – 6 Years in a Row (2018-2023)

“I am very proud of our team in earning these recent awards,” says Wes Hoyt, CEO, Saint John Hospital. “It reflects our commitment to high-quality specialty care for our community and our continued progress and growth in meeting the evolving needs of Leavenworth, Lansing, and the surrounding areas.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care.

The Pulmonary Care Excellence Award recognizes hospitals with superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. In addition, The Leapfrog Group honored Saint John Hospital with an “A” rating for patient safety, representing the hospital’s performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

To be considered for an award in pulmonary care, a hospital must be evaluated in both conditions based on MedPAR data. The average z-scores for these conditions are calculated using in-hospital mortality and in-hospital + 30-day mortality. The in-hospital + 30-day mortality receives 60% of the weight in this calculation and in-hospital mortality receives 40% of the weight. The Pulmonary Care Excellence Award is based on a volume-weighted average of these average z-scores.

Saint John Hospital has been recognized recently for clinical quality and safety excellence in other areas, including the Treatment of Heart Failure (2020) by Healthgrades.

Consumers can visit to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.