HCA Healthcare Broward County facilities honored for clinical excellence in recent Healthgrades analysis.

Broward County, FL – HCA Healthcare’s Broward County Hospitals—Northwest Medical Center in Margate, University Hospital and Medical Center in Tamarac and Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation—are proud to announce that they have received national recognition for demonstrating exceptional quality of care, according to research released by Healthgrades, a leading online resource connecting patients to information about physicians and hospitals. The three facilities cumulatively amassed more than 20 awards across various clinical service lines.

Healthgrades annually evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data. Healthgrades awards are the result of rigorous analysis and have far-reaching impacts for patients. Evidence shows that patients treated at hospitals with 5-star ratings have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition.

These recognitions are a testament to the high quality of care available to patients through this connected network of hospitals across the Broward community.

Northwest Medical Center was recognized for clinical achievements including but not limited to:

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for 6 Years in a Row (2016-2021)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ and among the top 10% of hospitals evaluated for Bariatric Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)

“We are honored to be recognized by Healthgrades and proud to continue building upon Northwest’s legacy of clinical excellence and delivering high-quality care to the communities we serve,” said Kenneth Jones, chief executive officer (CEO) of Northwest Medical Center. “These awards shine a light on just a few examples of our team’s deep and ongoing commitment to the care and improvement of human life.”

University Hospital and Medical Center was recognized for clinical achievements including but not limited to:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 6 Years in a Row (2016-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Appendectomy for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)

“For more than 40 years, the University Team has provided integral comprehensive quality care to Tamarac and surrounding communities,” said Ben Harris, CEO of University Hospital and Medical Center. “We are proud to receive such high distinctions from Healthgrades as these awards further demonstrate our commitment to excellent patient care.”

Westside Regional Medical Center was recognized for clinical achievements including but not limited to:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2021

“Westside is proud to offer our community with 24-hour comprehensive medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including cardiology, stroke and orthopedic care,” said Barbara J. Simmons, RN, CEO of Westside Regional. “We are committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care, starting with rapid diagnosis and treatment and continuing through rehabilitation and recovery.”

View the complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology.