Delray Medical Center named top 10 percent for cranial neurosurgery, critical care for 2020 by Healthgrades

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Delray Medical Center is among the top 10 percent in the nation for Cranial Neurosurgery and Critical Care, according to a national report by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and all-payer data from 15 states for bariatrics and appendectomy procedures.

Delray Medical Center’s achievement is part of findings in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital executives.

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation for cranial surgery and critical care from Healthgrades, because it means we are doing our job in providing patients with some of the highest quality possible,” said Maggie Gill, chief executive officer at Delray Medical Center. “Our outstanding physicians, nurses and staff earned this achievement on behalf of the hospital.”

From 2016-2018, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Cranial Neurosurgery Specialty Excellence Award have, on average a 34.2 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. Similarly, from 2016-2018, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the Critical Care Specialty Excellence Award have, on average a 1.41 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award, according to Healthgrades.