WEST READING — For the second consecutive year, Reading Hospital – Tower Health has been designated one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the marketplace connecting doctors and patients.
The designation for 2023 puts Reading Hospital in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across the most common conditions and procedures.
Additionally, Reading Hospital is ranked the No. 2 hospital in Pennsylvania for gastrointestinal medical care for 2023.
To determine the state rankings, Healthgrades evaluated clinical performance for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide focusing on 18 key specialties across a mix of chronic, urgent, and surgical specialty areas, according to a press release.
“I thank the team at Reading Hospital for their ongoing efforts to provide high-quality care to our patients,” P. Sue Perrotty, president and CEO of Tower Health, said in a statement. “Because of their ceaseless dedication to quality and excellence they can proudly state their hospital is one of the 50 best in the country. Again.”
Perrotty added that the achievement “demonstrates that our community can continue to depend on Tower Health’s Reading Hospital for world-class care.”
“As one of ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals,’ Reading Hospital consistently delivers better-than-expected outcomes for the patients in their community and is setting a high national standard for clinical excellence,” Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades, said in a statement.
Reading Hospital was also recognized by Healthgrades in the following areas:
• Top 10% for cardiac surgery in 2023
• Top 10% for joint replacement in 2023
• Top 10% for neurosciences in 2023
• Top 10% for overall pulmonary services from 2013-2023
• Top 5% for treatment of stroke in 2023
• Top 10% for GI medical treatment in 2023
“Achieving Top 50 status requires the contributions of everyone at Reading Hospital,” Charles. F. Barbera, MD, Reading Hospital’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “And reaching this height two years in a row speaks to great teamwork and dedication of all our clinical, support, and administrative teams. Maintaining this level of excellence is a real accomplishment.”
Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals.
The statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only, according to the release.
For more information visit Healthgrades.com/quality/americas-best-hospitals.