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Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Among Top Five Percent in the Nation in 2013

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center today announced that is has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. The distinction makes Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center among the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Clinical Excellence“We are honored to be recognized among the nation’s best hospitals for safety, quality care and clinical outcomes for the second year in a row,” says Alexander J. Hatala, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lourdes Health System. “Lourdes associates consistently demonstrate a commitment to outstanding patient care, which is at the core of everything we do. We look forward to continuing to serve our community and our patients with that same outstanding care.”

“Healthgrades helps consumers become more aware that hospital quality matters and differs significantly from one hospital to another, even in their own neighborhood,” said Evan Marks, EVP Informatics and Strategy. “Since selecting a physician and hospital strongly impacts patients’ odds of experiencing complications or emerging from their procedure alive and well, patients should familiarize themselves with the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence recipients since these hospitals stand out above the rest for their overall clinical performance across a broad spectrum of care.”

Lourdes was recognized by Healthgrades with the organization’s Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2012, and named as one of America’s 100 Best Hospital for Cardiac Care and Stroke Care. Lourdes has also been noted by Healthgrades for its Cardiac, Neuroscience, Pulmonary, Gastrointestinal, Critical Care, Women’s Health and Emergency Medicine services.

For more information about Healthgrades, to download a full copy of the report or to get information about hospital and physician quality, visit: www.Healthgrades.com.

About Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is a regional referral center, known for providing the most sophisticated levels of care. For more than five decades, the 410-bed teaching hospital has been committed to enhancing the health and well-being of southern New Jersey’s residents. In addition to being among the largest providers of cardiac services in the Delaware Valley, the medical center offers a nationally recognized stroke program and is the only hospital in the southern half of the state of New Jersey performing kidney, pancreas and liver transplants.

Healthgrades Hospital Quality Distinctions

Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance for over 4,500 hospitals across the nation in 28 procedures and conditions annually. Healthgrades.com provides information on objective measures of hospital performance, which allows consumers to compare their local hospitals online at www.healthgrades.com/find-a-hospital. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance for nearly every hospital in the nation; no hospital can opt-in or opt-out of being evaluated, and no hospital pays to be evaluated. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account differing levels of severity of patient illness at different hospitals and allows for hospitals to be compared equally.

About Healthgrades

Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 200 million consumers use the Healthgrades websites to select and communicate 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 www.healthgrades.com and www.bettermedicine.com.

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