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NSMC Named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Among Top Five Percent of Hospitals in the Nation

Hospitals receiving the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence demonstrated better-than-expected of quality care. Healthgrades followed patients undergoing treatment for many common conditions and procedures at these hospitals, and found lower likelihood of death or complication when compared to patients treated at other hospitals.

NSMC is one of 261 hospitals in the nation, and only 20 in Massachusetts, to receive the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2015. As a recipient, NSMC is a stand out among other hospitals for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care.

“Receiving this award for four years demonstrates the dedication and achievement of our nurses, physicians and staff who continue to make the care at NSMC so exceptional,” says NSMC President Robert Norton. “We are so grateful to our patients for their trust and confidence and share this recognition, not only with some of the best hospitals in the nation, but with each and every patient who turns to us for care.”

During the 2016 study period (2012-2014), Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence 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). According to Healthgrades, hospitals that achieve the Clinical Excellence Award have embedded high quality practices into their cultures.

North Shore Medical Center continues to be recognized with a wide range of achievements from Healthgrades, including:

Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, 2013 – 2016

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, 2014, 2016

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award, 2013 – 2015

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award, 2013 – 2016

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award, 2013 – 2016

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award, 2016

Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award, 2013 – 2016

General Surgery Excellence Award, 2014, 2016

Five-Star Ratings in 2016:

• Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

• Heart Attack

• Heart Failure

• Sepsis

• Bowel Obstruction

• Gastrointestinal Bleed

• Stroke

• Pneumonia

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. #northshoremed


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