One of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery

100 best logoNov. 1, 2017 (Bakersfield, Calif.) – Adventist Health Bakersfield today announced that it is the only hospital in Kern County to be named by Healthgrades as “One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery.”

“We are honored to receive yet another Healthgrades award – this time, we have been selected for the care we provide our male patients who need prostate surgery,” said Sharlet Briggs, Market President & CEO of AH Bakersfield. “That we are the only hospital in Kern County to receive this distinction, just further speaks to the quality of our physicians, our nurses and our entire staff here at Adventist Health Bakersfield.”

For the 2018 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared Specialty Excellence Award Recipients as a group to all other hospitals and found: From 2014-2016, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award have, on average:

  • A 59.4% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

Additionally, from 2014-2016, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award are, on average:

  • 2.46 times more likely to experience one or more complications in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

These achievements are part of findings released today by Healthgrades and are featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes.

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*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.