Grand View Named Among the Best Hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro Area by U.S. News & World Report
(April 21, 2011) Sellersville, PA – Grand View Hospital has been named among the best hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro area by U.S. News & World Report. Grand View is also recognized as “High Performing” in two adult specialties:
Grand View performed nearly at the level of nationally ranked U.S. News Best Hospitals in the orthopaedics and geriatrics categories. The mission of the annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings is to help guide patients who need an unusually high level of expertise. The compilation of Best Hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro Area can help patients and their families find a high-performing hospital close to home.
Grand View’s vice president of quality Darla Weaver attributes the development and implementation of processes in patient care as key to earning its “High Performing” distinction. “Our entire healthcare team works together, making both patient safety and satisfaction a priority,” Weaver said. Although recognition by U.S. News & World Report is impressive, she said the hospital continuously looks for ways to improve. “Grand View’s clinical practices are constantly evolving to achieve the highest standard of patient care.” According to the publication, Grand View’s high marks in patient safety demonstrate commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes.
Data compiled in patient satisfaction surveys determined Grand View’s high marks in patient satisfaction. Under a federal program, Grand View, like most U.S. hospitals, samples recently discharged patients and asks them about their stay. In a year’s worth of surveys, 83 percent of Grand View patients responded: Would definitely recommend the hospital to family and friends. This figure is well above the state average of 65 percent and the national average of 68 percent.
To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital must score in the top 25 percent among peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties. In addition to orthopaedics and geriatrics, other Grand View specialties profiled in the report include pulmonology, rehabilitation, gastroenterology, kidney disorders, and urology.
“The new Best Hospitals metro rankings can tell which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area,” health rankings editor Avery Comarow said. “These hospitals provide first-rate care for the majority of patients, even those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures.”
U.S. News created its national Best Hospitals list more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases. The more recent metro area ranking is particularly useful for those whose level of care does not require a nationally ranked Best Hospital. The complete list of U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro Area is available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals.
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care – particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopaedics, women's and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. For more information about Grand View Hospital services and programs, please call the Grand View Information Line at 215-453-4300 or visit www.gvh.org. Grand View is the only hospital in Bucks and Montgomery Counties to receive a five-star quality rating in total joint replacement for 2010 from HealthGrades®, the nation’s leading healthcare ratings company. The American Stroke Association recently awarded Grand View Hospital its Get with the GuidelinesSM–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Gold Performance Achievement Award.