West Boca Medical Center Achieves 2023 Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™

Nov 4, 2022

West Boca Medical Center today announced that it has been recognized as a 2023 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, a leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize the top 10% of hospitals across the country in 17 specialty care areas. This achievement reflects West Boca Medical Center’s outstanding clinical outcomes for gastrointestinal care and distinguishes West Boca Medical Center as one of the nation’s leading hospitals for gastrointestinal care.

“At West Boca Medical Center, we are so proud to be recognized for our gastrointestinal care. It is a testament to the high-quality care we provide, “said West Boca Medical Center CEO, George Rizzuto. “We understand that patients have a choice, and we are proud to be recognized for our exceptional clinical outcomes.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between hospitals with a 2023 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award and hospitals that did not receive the award.

From 2019-2021, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ have, on average, 28.4% lower risk of experiencing a complication or dying while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

“We commend West Boca Medical Center for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients being treated for Gastrointestinal Care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that recipients of the 2023 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

In addition to being recognized Among the top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023), West Boca Medical Center has also been recognized as a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023) and a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2023.

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2019 through 2021. Click here to view the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.