Deaconess named to Healthgrades 2022 America’s 250 Best Hospitals

EVANSVILLE – Deaconess Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2022 America’s 250 Best Hospitals
Award™ for a third year in a row.
The distinction is based on an objective review of clinical outcomes across multiple conditions and
procedures, analyzing nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

Deaconess Hospital has also been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for
three consecutive years; and one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery™, 100 Best Hospitals
for Pulmonary Care™, 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™, and 100 Best Hospitals for Critical
Care™ for two years in a row. Additionally, Deaconess Hospital has been named among the top 15% in the
nation for Outstanding Patient Experience for the past three years.

“These achievements are a reflection and recognition of the skill and dedication of employees throughout the
health system,” said Shawn McCoy, CEO, Deaconess. “A portion of this evaluation period has been during
the COVID-19 pandemic. Even through this challenging time, our exceptional team continued to provide
quality, compassionate care that is rated in the top 5% of the country.”

From 2018 through 2020, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award had, on average, a 27.8 percent
lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across
17 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome.*

During the same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America’s
250 Best Hospitals Award, 160,256 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for
pneumonia in hospitals achieving the award have, on average, a 39.6 percent lower risk of dying than if they
were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

Details about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and more information on Healthgrades Quality
Solutions, are available at


From Healthgrades: Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and
comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals – with data insights not available anywhere else. To
assess overall hospital performance, Healthgrades reviewed outcomes across more than 31 of the most
common procedures and conditions. Recipients of this award have consistently delivered better than
expected outcomes for their patients.

About Deaconess

Deaconess Health System is the premiere provider of health care services in southwestern Indiana,
western Kentucky and southeastern Illinois. The system – based in Evansville, Indiana – includes eleven
hospitals: Deaconess Midtown Hospital, Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Deaconess Henderson Hospital,
Deaconess Union County Hospital, Deaconess Gibson Hospital, The Women’s Hospital, The Heart Hospital,
The Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital, Deaconess Cross Pointe, Baptist Health Deaconess
Madisonville, and Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital.
Deaconess Clinic, a fully integrated multispecialty group featuring primary care physicians as well as
top specialty doctors, provides patients with consistent and convenient care. Additional components
include the Linda E. White Hospice House, a freestanding cancer center, urgent care facilities, near site
clinics, telemedicine, virtual visits, a network of preferred hospitals and doctors, and multiple
partnerships with other regional health care providers.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent
3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
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