West Boca Medical Center Named Top 10% in Nation for Overall GI Service

Oct 19, 2021

West Boca Medical Center recognized for superior outcomes in Gastrointestinal Care, according to Healthgrades

Boca Raton, FL – West Boca Medical Center is among the top 10% in the nation for GI Services and a recipient of the Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award according to new analysis by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize hospitals with superior performance in specific specialty lines and specialty focus areas. From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Gastrointestinal Care Specialty Excellence Award have, on average a 31.3% 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.*

“This community has a choice as to where they will go for their gastroenterology procedures, and this recognition is confirmation that our hospital has proven to be one of the best in our area when it comes to providing some of the very best GI services,” said George Rizzuto, CEO at West Boca Medical Center. “This recognition is a testament our doctors and medical staff to deliver the quality care we provide to Palm Beach County.”

West Boca Medical Center was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis in 2022

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 31 common conditions and procedures and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 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).