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Paradise Valley Hospital has been recognized as a five-star performer for the treatment of hip fractures and esophageal/stomach surgeries, according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

“We’ve been fortunate to receive a number of Healthgrades awards the past few years, from our Patient Safety Excellence Awards to our various awards for orthopedic, cardiac and labor and delivery care,” notes Paradise Valley CEO Neerav Jadeja. “These awards are a great affirmation of our clinical expertise, and the tremendous team effort between our physicians, nurses and staff. I’m so proud of them all.”

These achievements are part of findings released today by Healthgrades and are featured in their 2018 Report to the NationThe new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes.

Paradise Valley’s years-long focus on patient care has led to national recognition from Healthgrades with four straight years of Patient Safety Excellence Awards (2014-17), but also recognition from The Leapfrog Group and The Joint Commission. The hospital’s implementation of the Marshall Steele Program in its San Diego Spine & Joint Center has made that department a center of excellence that has resulted in a Healthgrades five-star award for the treatment of hip fractures for the past five years.

“Consumers place high value on information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved recognition for their quality outcomes prove their commitment to their patients and their community at large.”

*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at

**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.