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Published on October 08, 2020

To be Safe in the Hospital, Come to Cone Health

New rankings show Cone Health hospitals among the nation’s best for safety.

Today, avoiding infections seems more important than ever. And once again Cone Health is nationally recognized as a leader in patient safety. The ratings are the 2021 CareChex® Awards by Quantros.

CareChex ranks Cone Health hospitals in the top 10% of the nation for patient safety in 11 clinical categories.

“During a pandemic, it is more important than ever to keep patients safe,” says Bruce Swords, MD, PhD, chief physician executive, Cone Health. “Cone Health has been consistently recognized through the years for helping our patients avoid infections, falls and medical errors.”

CareChex ranks hospitals according to their government Medicare and Medicaid numbers. Annie Penn Hospital, Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital share the same number. Their combined performance is listed as The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

In 2021, the above hospitals are ranked in the top 10% in the nation for patent safety in the following clinical categories:

Major cardiac surgery Heart attack treatment Stroke care
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Neurologic care Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
Gall bladder removal Pneumonia care Sepsis care

Alamance Regional Medical Center has its own reporting number. In the 2021 patient safety category, CareChex ranks Alamance Regional Medical Center in the top 10% nationally for:

  • Cardiac care
  • Vascular surgery.

Cone Health hospitals are also ranked in the Top 10% in the nation for medical excellence in:

  • Major cardiac surgery
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • General surgery
  • Major bowel procedures

CareChex ranks Alamance Regional Medical Center in the top 10% nationally for medical excellence in:

  • Gall bladder removal
  • Vascular surgery.

CareChex® Awards are powered by the Quantros Quality Outcomes Analytics Software. Quantros is a leading provider of software-based solutions and services to health care. Unlike other publicly available award rankings CareChex awards are based on comprehensive risk-adjustment methodology and do not include any self-reported data.