Carle Foundation Hospital again receives the top achievement from Healthgrades – the 2022 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award.  This recognition places Carle among the top one percent of all hospitals in the country for clinical care and patient outcomes for the most common conditions and procedures.

This is the seventh consecutive year Carle Foundation Hospital is among the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2016-2022).  Carle is one of only 4 hospitals in Illinois to receive the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™.

To assess overall hospital performance, Healthgrades reviews 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.

“This achievement is an incredible way to recognize what many of us already know—Carle team members are dedicated to the best outcomes for our patients each and every day,” Elizabeth Angelo, DNP, chief nursing officer, Carle Health said. “Despite the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, we continue to strive for clinical excellence to the highest degree and work diligently to deliver the best patient care.”

As the healthcare leader in the region, this recoginition demonstrates Carle’s commitment to innovation and compassionate care. From 2018-2020, patients treated in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades top 50 hospitals recognition on average had a 21.7 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award.*

Carle Foundation Hospital was also recognized for the following achievements:

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ for 2 years (2021-2022)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ for 4 years in a row (2019-2022)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery™ in 2022
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for 4 years in a row (2019-2022)
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 12 years in row (2011-2022)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 5 years in a row (2018-2022)
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 12 years in a row (2011-2022)

“Being among America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ is the top achievement from Healthgrades ,” Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of Data Science at Healthgrades said. “Hospitals like Carle Foundation Hospital are truly leading the nation and setting the standard for care delivery. We commend Carle for their dedication to patient care and committing themselves to keeping their communities safe.”

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

You can visit Healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access the complete methodology here.

Editor’s note: The original version of this article on the Carle Health website can be found here.