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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Franciscan St. Francis Health among America’s 100 ‘Best Hospitals’

Indianapolis hospital recognized for consistent superior clinical excellence

INDIANAPOLIS – Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis is among the recipients of the Healthgrades 2015 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award and top two percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. 

The hospital was cited for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, an online resource providing information about physicians and hospitals and was the only hospital to receive this distinction.

“This recognition for our hospital clearly shows we are among the very best-performing hospitals across the nation," said Robert J. Brody, president and CEO for Franciscan St. Francis. “It also demonstrates the depth of commitment of our clinicians and support staff who work hard to ensure our patients have solid access to the highest level of health care possible.”

From 2011 through 2013, recipients, as a group, had a 26.4 percent lower risk adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals.  According to Healthgrades, patients treated at a hospital receiving the award had, on average, a 29.3 percent lower risk of dying from heart failure than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.

“The Healthgrades analysis shows that not all hospitals perform equally, so it is important that consumers do their homework when selecting a hospital,” said Evan Marks, chief strategy officer for Healthgrades. “Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional clinical quality care over an extended period of time.” 

The recipients of the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. To learn more visit