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HealthGrades Names Maimonides a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Three Years in a Row

Brooklyn, NY (January 24, 2012) – Maimonides Medical Center announced today that HealthGrades has named it a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ for the third consecutive year, placing Maimonides in the Top 5% nationwide for clinical performance. In New York City, only three hospitals were awarded this distinction: New York Weill Cornell, NYU and Maimonides.

“We strive for the best patient outcomes, so this is wonderful news for the patients and families we serve,” said Pamela S. Brier, President and CEO of Maimonides. “The entire staff is pleased to be recognized at a national level for our efforts on behalf of patients.”

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™.

“Maimonides Medical Center 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 Brooklyn community is fortunate to have access to some of the highest quality hospital care in the nation.”

Specific procedures and diagnoses for which Maimonides achieved Five-Star Ratings include: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke Treatment, Coronary Interventional Procedures, Cardiology, Bariatric Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Women’s Health, GI Bleed, Bowel Obstruction, Sepsis, Respiratory Failure, Gynecologic Surgery, and Appendectomy.

Maimonides Medical Center is among the largest independent teaching hospitals in the nation – training over 450 interns, residents and fellows annually. Widely recognized for its major achievements in advancing medical and information technology, Maimonides has 711 beds and over 70 subspecialty programs. For more information on the state-of-the-art clinical services at Maimonides Medical Center, click here.

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