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Published on March 01, 2018

Alamance Regional Again Named One of Healthgrades 100 Best Hospitals

Hospitals earning this award saw fewer deaths and better results for patients.  

Alamance Regional Medical Center has received the Healthgrades 2018 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Alamance Regional Medical Center in the top 2 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals for consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance.

Alamance Regional Medical Center has received this distinction for a second consecutive year (2017-2018).

“Receiving this award once more confirms that our team not only delivers excellent care, but consistently provides it daily to our community,” says Alamance Regional Medical Center President Preston Hammock.

Exceptional health care means better care. Healthgrades looked at how patients did from 2014 through 2016. They found those treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, 22.3 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award. (This was measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome.*) During this same period, if all other hospitals, as a group, performed at the level of America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients across these 19 procedures and conditions, 162,284 lives could potentially have been saved.*

“We commend the recipients of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for their commitment to delivering exceptional clinical outcomes,” says Healthgrades Chief Medical Officer Brad Bowman. “The choice of a hospital is an important decision— one that can be a matter of life and death — so consumers should do their research and use trusted information like this to assess and select their facility of choice.” 

The 100 recipients of the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across many illnesses and conditions. During the 2018 study period (2014-2016), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures. Healthgrades looked at objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications) in the Medicare population.

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients, visit

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


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