Healthgrades 2023 awards puts Maimonides in top 5% of all US hospitals for clinical outcomes in Surgical Care, Cardiac and Orthopedic Surgery; Only 50 Best Surgical Care hospital in New York State
BROOKLYN, NY – Maimonides Medical Center today announced that it was named by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Care, as well as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery. These prestigious achievements recognize the outstanding clinical outcomes with Maimonides being in the top 5% of all hospitals in all three service areas nationwide. Maimonides Medical Center is the only hospital in New York State to receive the 2023 America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Care Award™ and the only hospital in New York City to receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ for 2 years in a row (2022-2023).
“As the anchor of Brooklyn’s largest health system, Maimonides Medical Center is honored to receive national recognition for delivering world-class care for our patients,” said Ken Gibbs, CEO of Maimonides Health. “Our patients are our friends, family, and neighbors, so ensuring they receive the best clinical outcomes and being at the forefront of innovative care is our North Star. This recognition by Healthgrades is a testament to our hardworking staff that always put patients first.”
“We commend Maimonides Medical Center for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients undergoing Cardiac Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Surgical Care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Care as well as America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”
In total, Maimonides Medical Center received:
- America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ for 3 years in a row (2021-2023)
- America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ for 2 years in a row (2022-2023)
- The Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for 3 years in a row (2021-2023)
- Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 years in a row (2022-2023)
- America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Care Award™ in 2023
- Surgical Care Excellence Award™ for 2 years in a row (2022-2023)
- Five-Star Distinctions in: Valve Surgery, Defibrillator Procedures, Pacemaker Procedures, Total Knee Replacement, Hip Fracture Treatment, Prostate Removal Surgery, and Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies
Healthgrades analysis for 2023 ratings revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between America’s 50 Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and hospitals that did not receive these distinctions. From 2019-2021, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award have, on average, a 41.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.* Additionally, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery, have, on average, 56.0% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.* Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.
“These results are the product of excellent clinicians and hardworking staff working together to improve the lives of our patients. We always put the good of our patients first, and this recognition reflects that dedication and focus. I am beyond proud of the top-notch team that made this possible across the entire hospital,” said Dr. Patrick Borgen, Chair of the Department of Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center.
“I’m so proud to work with the amazing team at Maimonides Bone and Joint Center who provide the absolute best orthopedic care. This award recognizes their hard work and dedication to our patients. In the event that surgery is needed, we use cutting-edge technology that makes it more precise and improves outcomes. We will have even more exciting new surgical technology to share with the public in the coming months,” said Dr. Jack Choueka, Chairman of the Orthopedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Services at Maimonides Medical Center.
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans today, which makes this recognition even more special for our cardiac team. Ensuring we provide the best possible care for our patients in and out of surgery quite literally saves lives. We remain dedicated to upholding this standard of excellence into the future,” said Dr. Greg H. Ribakove, Director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center.
“Maimonides Medical Center provides outstanding clinical services and important health education for the community. They are an amazing organization whose focus is on compassionate care that centers on the needs of their patients and families. We credit and applaud Maimonides Medical Center for their dedication and their tireless commitment to help the people of Brooklyn,” said Raizy Horowitz, Executive Coordinator, Nachas Health & Family Network, Inc.
“Maimonides Medical Center serves patients from the diverse communities of Brooklyn, delivering high-quality care in our own backyard. I commend them for their achievements and their commitment to clinical excellence,” said Grisel Amador, Executive Director, United Senior Citizens Center of Sunset Park.
“Congratulations Maimonides leadership on your continuing success in bettering the experience and outcome of surgical care. With a mindset of always reaching excellence we look forward to your achieving similar accolades in all Maimonides departments,” said Louis P. Welz, CEO of Council of Jewish Organizations Flatbush.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2019 through 2021. Click here to view the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.
About Maimonides Health
Maimonides Health is Brooklyn’s largest healthcare system, serving over 300,000 patients each year through the system’s 3 hospitals, 1800 physicians and more than 80 community-based practices and outpatient centers. The system is anchored by Maimonides Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest independent teaching hospitals and home to centers of excellence in numerous specialties; Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital (formerly New York Community Hospital), a 130-bed adult medical-surgical hospital; and Maimonides Children’s Hospital, Brooklyn’s only children’s hospital and only pediatric trauma center. Maimonides’ clinical programs rank among the best in the country for patient outcomes, including its Heart and Vascular Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Bone and Joint Center, and Cancer Center. Maimonides is an affiliate of Northwell Health and a major clinical training site for SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. For additional information, please visit www.maimo.org.
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