Latest HealthGrades Stories

2012-05-21 23:02:03

HealthGrades report identifies top U.S. hospitals for patient safety and patient experience. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 A new report on patient safety and satisfaction rates in hospitals across the United States finds that hospitals with the highest patient ratings in physician and nursing communications on average have fewer patient safety events. The analysis of patient safety data for hospitalizations between 2008 and 2010 was conducted by HealthGrades, the leading provider of...

2012-05-01 23:02:33

HealthCoach from HealthGrades recognized for positively impacting the lives of millions of Americans Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, has won a Bronze Award from the internationally-renowned 2012 Edison Awards. HealthGrades earned the honor for HealthCoach, a series of 20 condition-specific online medical assessments that provide individuals with personalized action...

2011-07-25 09:30:00

Births from Cesarean-sections in the United States are at an all-time high, with more than one in three births attributed to the surgical delivery method, an increase of 25 percent over the past seven years, according to various media reports. The study findings, conducted by HealthGrades, were based on data from 19 states and showed the C-sections rose up from 27 percent of all births in 2002 to 34 percent in 2009. "C-sections are rising, and there needs to be a little bit more scrutiny...

2011-06-09 10:00:00

HealthGrades study suggests 91 percent of patients would definitely recommend CTCA at Midwestern to friends and family CHICAGO, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) announced today that it has received the 2011 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award(TM) -- one of only two recipients in all of Chicagoland, one of 15 in Illinois, and one of 339 nationwide to receive...

2011-01-27 00:02:58

Quality Study Identifies Hospitals in Top 5% in Nation; Cities that Have Highest Concentration of Top Hospitals Nearly 94% of Consumers Say They Would Go Out of Their Way to Seek Care at a Highly-Rated Hospital Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Responding to consumers' concerns about the quality of hospital care in their communities, HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent health care ratings organization, today released the first-ever list of America's Top 50 Cities for...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.