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Adventist Health Portland Among Top 5 Percent of Hospitals in Clinical Outcomes in Nation According to Healthgrades

Awards & Recognition

Adventist Health Portland Medical Center today announced that it has received the Healthgrades 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the fifth consecutive year. The distinction recognizes Adventist Health Portland Medical center as one of the top five percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, an online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

“As a mission-inspired, performance-driven organization, every provider and every team member is part of our commitment to provide the best and safest care. Our mission compels us to serve our community with the highest level of care and service. Receiving this level of recognition once again demonstrates our commitment to excellence,” says David Russell, president of Adventist Health Portland.

From 2014-2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence had, on average, a 26.3% lower risk of dying (across 19 procedures and conditions where mortality is the clinical outcome) than if they were treated in hospitals that did not achieve this distinction. During this same period, if all other hospitals, as a group, performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, on average 159,924 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for respiratory failure at a hospital that achieved the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award had, on average, a 24.5% lower risk of dying than if treated at a hospital that did not achieve this distinction.*

The 250 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2018 study period (2014-2016), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures —as measured by objective clinical outcomes performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications). To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit