Memorial Medical Center has once again earned national recognition for the care provided to patients.
HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings organization, has recognized Memorial Medical Center with the 2010 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award. This recognition ranks Memorial in the Top 10% in the nation for overall pulmonary care.
In addition, Memorial also received Five-Star ratings from HealthGrades for:
- Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – 8 years in a row (2003-2010)
- Treatment of Pneumonia
- Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism
- Repair of Abdominal Aorta
This was the third year in a row that Memorial Medical Center has received a Five-Star rating for Prostatectomy. Memorial is ranked in the Top 10% in the nation for this procedure and among the Top 5 Hospitals in Pennsylvania.
“We realized the continued achievement of recognitions like these take each and every employee,” says Dr. David Carlson, Chief Medical Officer of the Conemaugh Health System. “We are extremely proud of the work that is done here at Memorial and by our colleagues at Miners and Meyersdale Medical Centers as well. I encourage our employees to keep up the good work and continue to look for new and innovative ways to make each and every patient experience a positive one.”
These most recent HealthGrades recognitions come on the heels of the 2009/2010 Women’s Health Excellence Award and Maternity Care Excellence Award. Memorial was one of only 15 hospitals across the country and the only hospital in Pennsylvania to receive both prestigious awards.
Health Grades, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGRD) is the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, providing quality ratings, profiles and cost information on the nation's hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and prescription drugs. Millions of patients and many of the nation’s largest employers, health plans and hospitals rely on HealthGrades’ quality ratings, advisory services and decision-support resources. More information on how HealthGrades guides America to better healthcare can be found at http://www.healthgrades.com.
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