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Department of External Affairs
Office of Public Affairs
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2012
Contact: Wendy Goldstein

Director, Public Affairs

(516) 663-2234 wgoldstein@winthrop.org


HEALTHGRADES STUDY NAMES WINTHROP–UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL DISTINGUISHED HOSPITAL FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE™ FOUR YEARS IN A ROW

- Distinction Places Hospital in Top 5% in Nation for Patient Outcomes –


Winthrop-University Hospital announced today that HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted source of health care provider information, has named it a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ for fourth consecutive year. This prestigious distinction places Winthrop–University Hospital among the Top 5% of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance.

HealthGrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence study, released today, objectively identifies those hospitals with the best overall clinical performance across all 26 medical diagnoses and procedures that the organization rates. These 263 top-performing hospitals represent only 5% of the nation’s hospitals and each is designated as a HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™.

“Winthrop-University Hospital can be proud of the contributions of its physicians, nurses and staff in achieving outstanding patient care,” said Kristin Reed, MPH, HealthGrades vice president of hospital ratings and author of the study. “The Mineola community is fortunate to have access to some of the highest quality hospital care in the nation.”

“Winthrop-University Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, quality and safety, and is proud to be recognized by HealthGrades as the only Hospital in Nassau County to be named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence for four years in a row,” said John F. Collins, Winthrop’s President & CEO. “This distinction is another example of our continued commitment to providing superior medical care to every individual that comes to Winthrop for healthcare and healing.”

Unlike other hospital quality studies, HealthGrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adju

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