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Wrapped buses advertise Camden Clark Medical Center. The hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades. (Photo provided)

PARKERSBURG – WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades, a leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.

The hospital was rated in six service lines and received nine five-star ratings according to new research released by the organization. Service lines include Orthopedics, Cardiac, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Neuroscience and Gastrointestinal.

Camden Clark is one of America’s Top 100 Hospitals for Pulmonary Care. These accomplishments reflect Camden Clark Medical Center’s outstanding clinical results in six service areas, the hospital said.

“WVU Medicine Camden Clark is thrilled to be recognized in the latest 2023 Healthgrades Awards announcements as a local and national leader in the high quality care we provide to our community,” Cindy Kern, vice president of quality and patient safety at WVU Medicine Camden Clark, said. “Our mission has always been to be one of the best hospitals in the nation and we are honored to be recognized in these key areas for our efforts in caring for the Mid-Ohio Valley.”

Healthgrades assessed patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the best performing hospitals for specialty care.

This year’s analysis found significant variation in patient outcomes between the top 100 US hospitals for pulmonary care and hospitals that did not receive this distinction. From 2019 to 2021, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s Top 100 Hospitals for Pulmonary Care award have a lower risk of death than if they were treated at hospitals that did not receive the award.

“We commend Camden Clark Medical Center for its continued commitment to providing high quality patient care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can be confident that hospitals recognized nationally by Healthgrades have a proven track record of consistently delivering exceptional results.”

Ratings and Achievements at Camden Clark Medical Center are:

* Five-star recipient for the treatment of heart failure for 6 consecutive years (2018-2023)

* Five-star recipient for the treatment of sepsis for 5 consecutive years (2019-2023)

* Five-star recipient for cesarean delivery for 6 consecutive years (2017-2022)

* Five-star hysterectomy recipient for 3 consecutive years (2020-2022)

* Five-star recipient for the treatment of bowel obstruction for 2 consecutive years (2022-2023)

* Five-star recipient for the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for 2 consecutive years (2022-2023)

* Five-star recipient for the treatment of pneumonia in 2023

* Named among the nation’s top 5% for gastrointestinal medical treatments in 2023

* Five-star recipient for the treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding in 2023

* Five-star recipient for the treatment of respiratory failure in 2023

* Five-star recipient for the treatment of hip fractures in 2023

* 2023 Five Star Stroke Treatment Recipient

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a user-friendly overview of the full methodology here.

Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for the years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide data on all payers for the years 2019 through 2021.

Camden Clark Medical Center is a 302-bed, non-profit, licensed acute care facility serving Ohio’s Central Valley.




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