January 24, 2018

Faith Regional Achieves Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award

Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital 2018 BannerFaith Regional Health Services today announced that it has received the 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Faith Regional in the top 5% for clinical performance among nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

“I’m honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire organization,” said Mark Klosterman, President and CEO of Faith Regional Health Services. “When you choose Faith Regional, you are trusting us to provide the highest quality of care. It’s because of the tremendous dedication of our medical staff and all of our healthcare professionals that Faith Regional continues to not only meet, but often exceed national standards of care.”

From 2014-2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence had, on average, a 26.3% lower risk of dying (across 19 procedures and conditions where mortality is the clinical outcome) than if they were treated in hospitals that did not achieve this distinction. During this same period, if all other hospitals, as a group, performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, on average 159,924 lives could potentially have been saved.  For example, patients treated for respiratory failure at a hospital that achieved the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award had, on average, a 24.5% lower risk of dying than if treated at a hospital that did not achieve this distinction.*

“We commend hospitals that have achieved Healthgrades 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to high quality care for their patients,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that meet these high-quality standards will continue to distinguish themselves with consumers making decisions about where to receive care.” 

In addition, Faith Regional Health Services has been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care, Named Among the Top 10% of the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for five years in a row (2014-2018) and Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2018. Faith Regional Health Services is also a Five-Star Recipient for Heart Failure for four years in a row (2015-2018), Total Knee Replacement in 2018, Treatment of Pneumonia for five years in a row (2014-2018), Treatment of Sepsis for three years in a row (2016-2018) and Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 5 years in a row (2014-2018).

The 250 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2018 study period (2014-2016), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures —as measured by objective clinical outcomes performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications). To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.