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2012-03-19 23:02:15

- Study Finds Best Hospitals Have Nearly a 30% Lower Mortality Rate - Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 HealthGrades America´s 50 and 100 Best Hospitals for 2012 were identified in a report issued today by HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. These hospitals demonstrated superior and sustained clinical quality, ranking them in the top five percent of all hospitals in the nation. Most hospitals have...

2011-05-21 00:01:23

Archives of Surgery Journal Article Compares Inconsistent Patient Populations, Time Frames and Inadequately Risk-Adjusts Cancer Patient Outcomes Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 19, 2011 The findings of a journal article published in the May issue of the Archives of Surgery are fundamentally flawed and could undermine patients ability to find high quality hospital care, according to HealthGrades. The article, Evaluating Popular Media and Internet-Based Hospital Quality Ratings for Cancer Surgery,...

2011-02-22 23:01:00

DENVER, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthGrades America's 50 Best Hospitals for 2011 were identified in a report issued today by the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. These hospitals demonstrated superior and sustained clinical quality over an eleven year time period, based on an analysis of more than 140 million Medicare patient records. To be recognized with this elite distinction, hospitals must have had risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates that were...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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