Published On: Tue, Aug 17th, 2010

Boca Raton Community Hospital rated among top 25 for cardiovascular programs

BOCA RATON — Boca Raton Community Hospital was named one of the Top 25 Hospitals with great cardiovascular programs by Becker’s Hospital Review, a bimonthly publication that offers up-to-date business and legal news and analysis related to hospitals and health systems.

BRCH was included along with some of the most well-regarded hospitals and health systems in the United States; including Duke University Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

The 25 programs were determined through a lengthy review process by the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team, starting with a master list of potential candidates based on other national rankings of hospital cardiology and cardiovascular surgery programs.

National rankings analyzed by the team included: America’s Best Hospitals for Heart & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report; HealthGrades Specialty Excellence Awards in Cardiac Care, Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Intervention and Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals for Cardiovascular Care. From this master list the editorial team conducted additional research into each hospital and queried a number of other industry sources and experts.

“Being recognized as one of the top 25 hospitals with great cardiovascular programs is a tremendous honor,” said Jerry J. Fedele, president and chief executive officer at Boca Raton Community Hospital. “Sharing this accomplishment with some of the best and most recognizable hospitals in the country emphasizes the significant progress we have made in our program and the caliber of care we provide to our patients.”

Boca Raton Community Hospital was also the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades, a leading independent healthcare ratings organization. HealthGrades ranked the institution #1 in Florida for cardiac surgery, #2 in Florida for the treatment of stroke, #3 in Florida for overall cardiac services, and #1 in Florida for gastrointestinal medical treatment.

In addition to the Distinguished Hospital Award, BRCH has received the 2010/2011 HealthGrades Women’s Health Excellence Award and the 2010 HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award.

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