LewisGale Medical Center has received high marks in a recent rating system.
The Salem hospital ranked among the nation’s top five percent in a recent study of mortality and complication rates for nearly 5,000 hospitals.
This achievement earned the hospital a five-star rating and the 2013 Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, according to a news release from LewisGale.
“Nothing is more important to us than providing safe, high-quality care to our patients.” Victor Giovanetti, president of LewisGale Regional Health System, said in the release.
“We credit our highly-skilled team of dedicated physicians and staff for helping us achieve this recognition. Their commitment to excellence ensures our patients have the best possible outcomes.”
Healthgrades, a leading independent healthcare ratings organization, focused on hospital performance for 28 common procedures and conditions from 2009 through 2011. The report found patients treated at five-star rated hospitals, on average, had a 58 percent lower risk of dying and a 42 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication.