Towson Hospital Named One Of America’s 100 Best For 2023


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TOWSON - University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center announced on Tuesday that it is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for 2023, according to new research released by Healthgrades.

This achievement puts UM St. Joseph Medical Center in the top 2% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across common conditions and procedures. 2023 is the fourth consecutive year UM St. Joseph Medical Center is among America’s Best.

Thomas B. Smyth, MD, UM St. Joseph Medical Center President and CEO, says this ranking is a testament to the hospital’s unwavering focus on patient safety.

“We are exceptionally proud to be recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, which is a testament to our unwavering focus on patient safety,” Smyth said. “This repeated designation from Healthgrades demonstrates to our patients and our community that we are committed to providing loving service and compassionate, high-quality care to all those we serve.”

Healthgrades rankings are an authoritative source on hospital quality. Every year, they analyze patient outcome data on over 45 million Medicare medical claims records available for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

This year’s report revealed startling variation between America’s Best 100 Hospitals and hospitals that did not receive the distinction. According to UMSJC, Patients treated at one of the 2023 America’s 100 Best Hospitals have, on average, a 25.5% lower risk of mortality than if they were treated at a hospital that did not receive an America’s 100 Best Hospitals award.

Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades, says UMSJC easily qualified for the award.

“We’re proud to recognize UM St. Joseph Medical Center as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for 2023,” Bowman said. “As one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals, UM St. Joseph Medical Center consistently delivers better-than-expected outcomes for the patients in their community and is setting a high national standard for clinical excellence.”

“This outstanding achievement would not be possible without our dedicated team members,” Dr. Smyth added. “We are proud to continue to serve our community as we strive to achieve zero patient harm, clinical excellence, and the perfect patient experience.”

You can visit UMSJC’s Healthgrades profile for more information about the hospital’s ranking, or click here to read more about Healthgrades' methodology

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