Providence St. Joseph wins excellence award
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center was awarded a five-star rating from HealthGrades, a national health-care ratings company, for its cardiac, orthopedic and critical- and stroke-care services. The hospital also received the 2007 Stroke Care Excellence Award, putting it in the top 10 hospitals for stroke care.
The rating criteria utilizes hospital records to analyze more than 5,000 hospitals in all 50 states.
The study takes into account patient severity and patient outcomes for more than two dozen procedures, rating it on a five-star system.