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Englewood Hospital Named One of America’s 50 Best for Vascular Surgery

February 20, 2019 – Englewood Hospital is the only New Jersey hospital to be named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for vascular surgery by Healthgrades® and receive the Healthgrades 2019 Vascular Surgery Excellence AwardTM.

The achievements are part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically among hospitals nationally, regionally and locally, and the impact that this variation has on health outcomes.

During the 2015-2017 study period, Healthgrades found that:

  • Patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery award have, on average, a 40 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award
  • Patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery were, on average, 1.67 times more likely to experience one or more complications in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award*

“Being named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for vascular surgery is a strong testament to our long history as a leader in vascular surgery and our ongoing efforts to bring the safest, highest-quality, and most technologically advanced care to our community,” said Warren Geller, president and CEO of Englewood Health. “We thank our doctors, nurses, and other staff for their tireless efforts to make us who we are and congratulate them on this recognition of excellence by Healthgrades.”

Englewood Health has established itself as a leading center for vascular and endovascular treatment through surgical and non-surgical techniques, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and an ongoing commitment to patient care, research, and training. Most recently, Englewood became one of the first hospitals in New Jersey to offer a new, minimally invasive procedure to treat severe carotid artery disease. The procedure, called transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR), is unique in that blood flow is temporarily reversed during the procedure so that any small bits of plaque that may break off in the artery are diverted away from the brain, which helps prevent a stroke. A stent is then placed inside the artery to stabilize the plaque, minimizing the risk of a future stroke.

“Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for vascular surgery have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “Consumers should consider hospital quality when navigating their care journeys, and this recognition distinguishes Englewood Hospital in the marketplace.”

Englewood Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-star recipient for hip fracture treatment in 2019
  • Five-star recipient for carotid surgery in 2019
  • Five-star recipient for gallbladder removal surgery in 2019
  • Five-star recipient for appendectomy for 3 years in a row (2017-2019)

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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