Nash Health Care Ranked One of the Best Hospitals in NC for 2009
For the seventh consecutive year, Nash Health Care was ranked as one of the top 10 hospitals in North Carolina in the areas of clinical excellence, critical care, orthopedic care and stroke care.
“At Nash Health Care, we are dedicated to provide not only compassionate care, but superior quality care for every patient, every time,” said Larry Chewning, CEO of Nash Health Care. “Our motive is not to earn accolades or win recognition, but because, as a community health care facility, our patients deserve and should expect nothing less. Still, it is very exciting when our efforts are recognized, and it testifies that we have some of the best employees and physicians in the state.”
Each year, Business North Carolina Magazine ranks the state’s top hospitals, utilizing data that analyzes the rate of post-surgical complications and mortality rates at one- and six-month intervals, as well as post-surgical complications.
Nash Health Care was recognized for clinical excellence, meaning it was among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for the lowest in-hospital mortality rates for at least 19 of 26 procedures analyzed. In addition, Nash Health Care was ranked as one of the top ten hospitals in North Carolina in the areas of critical, orthopedic and stroke care.
Critical care scores were tallied by examining statistics for patients seeking treatment related to diabetes, pulmonary embolisms and respiratory failure. Orthopedic scores were based on six orthopedic procedures which included back surgery, knee and hip replacement and hip-fracture repair. Stroke care evaluated the mortality rate in patients at one-and six-month intervals.
“We have been a health care provider for more than 36 years, and we are continually asking ourselves how we can best serve our community. We offer services found in many larger metropolitan areas---only we are able to offer care locally, closer to patients’ family and loved ones, at a demonstrably superior level,” Chewning said. “We have several extensive projects planned –- such as the addition of a Pediatric Emergency Care Center and a Nash Breast Center -- that will enable us to provide an even greater level of service to the community.”