Missouri Baptist Named as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals™ for 2013 by HealthGrades.
This elite distinction recognizes two percent of the nation's hospitals that consistently provide the highest clinical quality and maintain the best patient outcomes.
In addition, Missouri Baptist also was named as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery (2012-2013), and for nine years in a row has received Five-Stars from HealthGrades for its treatment of heart attacks (2005-2013)
From 2009 through 2011, these 100 Best Hospitals showed superior performance in caring for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective clinical outcomes (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications) across at least 19 of 27 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures.
In addition, to be designated as one of HealthGrades America's 100 or 50 Best Hospitals, a hospital must be in the top 5% of eligible hospitals in the nation for a minimum of 4 consecutive years (America's 100 Best) or 7 consecutive years (America's 50 Best).
See the list of all recipients, the methodology behind the award, and the new HealthGrades America’s Best Hospitals 2013 report in the Quality Center: http://www.healthgrades.com/quality.