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Friday, October 26, 2012 - Elkhart General Hospital Among Best in Nation

Hospital Named One of America’s Best 100 for Cardiac Surgery and No. 1 in Indiana

Elkhart, IN – A report released by HealthGrades®, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, ranks Elkhart General Hospital No. 1 in the state of Indiana and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery. The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide across nearly 30 of the most common conditions and procedures.

“We are extremely proud to receive these excellent national ratings. They illustrate our dedication to providing high quality, patient-centered care to our community,” said Greg Losasso, President of Elkhart General Hospital. “I attribute these outstanding rankings to the surgical leadership of Walter Halloran, MD and his team; the cardiologists and clinical staff at North Central Cardiovascular Specialists and Elkhart Cardiology; and our entire Center for Cardiac Care team. It’s because of their active collaboration and expertise that the Hospital consistently receives top rankings.”

“The fact that we have once again been honored by HealthGrades is a testimony to the excellence of our physicians and staff at Elkhart General,” said Karra Heggen, Vice President of Nursing. “Consistency in quality and dedication to our patients are the key ingredients that have led to this success.”
2013 Clinical Achievements include:

Cardiac
• One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Ranked #1 in Indiana for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Ranked #4 in IN for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
• Ranked Among the Top 10 in Indiana for Overall Cardiac Services for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013) (Ranked 4 in 2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 5 in Indiana for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

Orthopedic
• Five-Star Recipient for Joint Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment in 2013

The American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality. For more information about the Elkhart General Hospital Clinical Achievements, visit egh.org or call 574-523-3303. 

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About Elkhart General Hospital
Elkhart General Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital located in Elkhart, Indiana. The full-service, 325-bed main hospital is comprised of 330 physicians representing more than 30 medical specialties, and over 2,000 employees serving in nursing, technical, administrative, and support capacities. Elkhart General Hospital is part of the Beacon Health System composed of Elkhart General and Memorial Hospital of South Bend. The Elkhart General Hospital website is www.egh.org. The Beacon Health System website is www.beaconhealthsystem.org.

About HealthGrades
HealthGrades is America’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. HealthGrades online properties are the nation’s leading destination for physician search and empower more than 170 million consumers annually to make informed healthcare decisions

For more information contact:
Shelley Rody, Media and Events Coordinator
Elkhart General Hospital
Phone: 574-389-5656
Email: srody@egh.org
Website: www.egh.org