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JFK Medical Center Recognized as Top 10% in Nation for Stroke Care by Healthgrades

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Stroke Care at JFK Medical Center is among the top 10% in the nation as measured by volume-weighted performance according to this year's evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital for the right care.

HG Stroke Care Award Image 2005-2016JFK Medical Center Once Again Achieves the Healthgrades  2017 Stroke Care Excellence Award™

Stroke Care at JFK Medical Center is among the top 10% in the nation as measured by volume-weighted performance according to this year's evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital for the right care. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. *

This achievement is part of findings released today by Healthgrades and is featured in their 2017 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2013-2015, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 223,412 could potentially have been saved and 162,215 complications could potentially have been avoided. ** A 5-star rating indicates that a hospital's clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

"Every department is critical to achieving our phenomenal stroke outcomes," explains William Oser, M.D., Chief Medical Officer. "Being recognized as Top 10% in the nation continues to demonstrate our continued commitment.

Earlier this year JFK Medical Center was also a 2016 Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery and Five-Star Recipient for Hysterectomy.

"Consumers have many choices regarding where to receive their healthcare, which is why it's so vital that they understand outcomes performance at specific hospitals for specific conditions and procedures," said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. "Those hospitals that have achieved a specialty excellence distinction in Stroke Care from Healthgrades exemplify a commitment to exceptional quality of patient care."

*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures, as well as an evaluation of comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 18 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) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

JFK Medical Center, an affiliate of JFK Health, is a 498-bed full-service, acute care hospital, along with the 94 bed JFK Johnson Rehabilitative Institute. Located in the heart of Edison, NJ, it has remained at the forefront of quality care in the region since its inception in 1967. Today, JFK accommodates more than 20,000 admissions, 3,000 births and 60,000 Emergency Room visits on a yearly basis. The Medical Center features a complete array of services, including general surgery, emergency medicine, mental health, orthopedics, maternity and pediatric care. It is home to two world renowned institutes: the JFK Neuroscience Institute and the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, as well as JFK Haven Hospice, JFK Imaging Center and the Center for Wound Healing.

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**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only