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Healthgrades Study: Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County Receives 5-Star Rating for Stroke Care

Camden, NJ — Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County has been recognized by Healthgrades with a 5-star rating for stroke care — indicating that the hospital’s clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating stroke.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. Its 2015 Report to the Nation evaluates performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

“This distinction represents Lourdes Burlington’s dedication and commitment to quality stroke care and the best possible experience for stroke patients,” said Alexander J. Hatala, Lourdes Health System President and CEO. “It is also the result of the outstanding performance of our skilled team members who work faithfully each and every day on behalf of our patients.”

“The Healthgrades analysis shows that not all hospitals perform equally in all procedures, so it is important that consumers do their homework when selecting a hospital,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional clinical quality care.”

Healthgrades also honored Our Lady of Lourdes by naming the medical center among the Best 50 hospitals for Cardiac Surgery. The hospital also received Cardiac Care and General Surgery Excellence Awards.

According to Healthgrades, if all hospitals in the 2011-to-2013 period performed similarly to 5-star hospitals, an average 228,426 lives could potentially have been saved and 169,298 complications could potentially have been avoided.

“Americans are taking increasingly responsibility for their health,” said Hatala. “We are committed to providing safe, effective, compassionate care to all who trust us with their lives.”

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About Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County

Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County is a community hospital in Willingboro, New Jersey noted for quality care by Consumer Reports. Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County specializes in general, bariatric, orthopedic, urologic and colorectal surgery. The hospital is well-regarded for its behavioral health program, including psychiatric crisis services and a complete range of services for patients who need to be hospitalized, as well as Living Springs, the only mental health unit on the East Coast specially designed for military servicemen and women, veterans, spouses and adult dependents. The Lourdes Specialty Hospital, a unit for patients who require an extended hospital stay, was the first long-term acute-care hospital in southern New Jersey. Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County also operates Lourdes Emergency Department at DEBORAH ®, located on the campus of Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, providing advanced emergency care to residents of Burlington, Ocean and Mercer counties.

About Healthgrades

Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 225 million consumers use the Healthgrades websites to search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals that best meet their treatment needs.   Consumers are empowered  through use of the Healthgrades proprietary information about clinical outcomes, satisfaction, safety, and health conditions to make more informed healthcare decisions and take action.   For more information please visit


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