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SVMHS is Named Among the Top 5% in Nation for Treatment of Stroke and Top 10% for Neurosciences and GI Medical Treatment

Salinas, CA, October 24, 2013 – A new report released this week by Healthgrades names Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for treatment of stroke and the only hospital in Monterey County to receive the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award for 2014. The Healthgrades report also shows SVMHS as the only hospital in Monterey County and among the top 10% in the nation for Neurosciences and Gastrointestinal Treatment. In addition, the 2014 report honors SVMHS for outstanding care in Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Pulmonary, Gastrointestinal, and Critical Care.

Healthgrades is the leading provider of information to inform and empower patients about choosing a hospital to get the best medical outcomes. The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation evaluates more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions from 2010 through 2012. Year after year, Heathgrades recognizes SVMHS as a five star recipient and this year’s nationwide Stroke Care achievement is in addition to Salinas Valley Memorial being named last month as the only accredited Chest Pain Center in Monterey County.

“Clinical excellence is not a matter of collecting awards, it is about putting patients first,” says Pete Delgado, president/CEO of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. “Healthgrades is comparing us to hospitals across the nation. We are pleased the community can look at this recognition and know Salinas Valley Memorial meets the highest standards in patient care.”

Healthgrades reports Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital is one of only 82 hospitals in the nation and one of only eight in California to rank in the top 10% for both Stroke Care and Neurosciences for 2014. SVMHS is also the only hospital in Monterey County to receive awards for General Surgery Excellence, Stroke Care Excellence, Neurosciences Excellence and the only five star designated hospital in Monterey County for Knee Replacement in 2014.


American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation recognizes SVMHS with numerous five star accolades and multiple Healthgrades specialty excellence awards including:

· Only hospital in Monterey County to Rank among the Top 10% of Hospitals in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment for 2014


· 1 of Only 82 Hospitals in the Nation to Rank in the Top 10% in the Nation for Both Stroke Care & Neurosciences for 2014 (1 of 8 in CA, Only in Monterey County)


· 1 of Only 82 Hospitals in the Nation to receive both Stroke Care & Neurosciences Excellence Awards for 2014 (1 of 8 in CA, Only in Monterey County)


· Only hospital in Monterey County to Receive the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award for 2014


· Only hospital in Monterey County to Rank among the Top 5% of Hospitals in the Nation for Stroke Care for 2014


· Only hospital in Monterey County to Receive the Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award for 2014


· Only hospital in Monterey County to Rank among the Top 10% of Hospitals in the Nation for Neurosciences for 2014


· Only 5-star designated hospital in Monterey County for Knee Replacement for 2014


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