Healthgrades 2018 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™

Healthgrades 2018 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™

Mosaic Life Care announced it has received the Healthgrades 2018 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph in the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide, for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.  Mosaic Life Care is the only hospital in the state of Missouri that received the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™.  

“For years, we’ve been working on better processes, better culture, better leadership and, of course, a better approach to quality, which is why being honored as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2018 is great news for Mosaic Life Care,” says Mark Laney, MD, CEO of Mosaic Life Care. “It’s even better news for our patients. It means they have received high quality, amazing care from a team of physicians, nurses and caregivers who are committed to placing the needs of the patient first.”

 “We commend the recipients of the America’s 50 Best Hospital Award for delivering exceptional clinical outcomes to their patients,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical officer, Healthgrades. “The Healthgrades analysis shows that there is significant variation in care delivered, so it’s important for consumers to use information like this to research and select a hospital that will provide high-quality care.”

During this same period, if all other hospitals, as a group, had performed at the level of America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients across these 19 procedures and conditions, 179,464 lives could potentially have been saved.* For example, patients treated at a hospital that has achieved the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ had, on average, a 10.9% lower risk of dying during their hospital stay for a heart attack than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.*

Mosaic Life Care is also the only hospital in both Kansas and Missouri to receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for five consecutive years (2014-2018).  Patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ have, on average, 30.1% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

Mosaic Life Care is also a recipient of the 2018 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ as well as Five-Star Distinctions in Treatment of Heart Attack, Pacemaker Procedures, Hip Fracture Treatment, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Cranial Neurosurgery, Treatment of Pneumonia, Colorectal Surgeries, Treatment of Sepsis, Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism and Treatment of Respiratory Failure.

The 50 recipients of the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2018 study period (2014-2016), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.