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Healthgrades rates WMHS five stars in multiple areas


UPMC Western Maryland has been five-star rated for five clinical achievements according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Healthgrades recognized UPMC Western Maryland as a five-star recipient for:

  • Coronary Bypass Surgery for nine consecutive years (2012-2020)
  • Valve Surgery for three consecutive years (2018-2020)
  • Total Knee Replacement in 2020
  • Hip Fracture Treatment for three consecutive years (2018-2020)
  • Treatment of Pancreatitis in 2020

“We are very proud to, once again, have several of our programs recognized by Healthgrades,” said Barry Ronan, UPMC Western Maryland President and CEO. “When [UPMC Western Maryland] is recognized for its quality standards and excellence in care, it is yet another confirmation of our commitment to serve our area with the highest quality healthcare.”

“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “These 5-star ratings showcase the expertise and commitment of [UPMC Western Maryland] to their patients.”