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Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Receives the 2008 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from HealthGrades

March 19, 2008

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center was recently recognized as recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical ExcellenceTM from HealthGrades. This award recognizes only the top 5% hospitals in the Nation. “We are very proud of this recognition. This award is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our physicians, staff and volunteers,” said Heather J. Rohan, Chief Executive Officer of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. “We are committed to continue providing excellence in medical care to our patients.”

Each year, HealthGrades conducts the most comprehensive studies of hospital quality in America, producing ratings for every non-federal hospital in 27 diagnoses and procedures. Hospitals that receive the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence are those hospitals that place among the top 5 percent nationally when all 27 ratings are aggregated into a comprehensive score. Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals studied, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center placed among the top 5%.

HealthGrades found that Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence outperformed all other hospitals across the procedures and diagnoses studied. HealthGrades estimates that 171,424 lives could have been saved and 9,671 post-operative complications could have been avoided over the three years studied if all Medicare patients were treated at Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence.

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is also the recipient of the HealthGrades 2008 Orthopedic Surgery and Stroke Care Excellence Awards.


About Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is a 407 acute care medical/surgery facility providing award –winning inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, medical, surgical, cardiovascular and cancer services to the communities of northeast Miami-Dade and southeast Broward counties since 1965. Staffed by more than 700 physicians representing over 50 specialties and 1,300 employees, the hospital meets the healthcare needs of its neighboring communities through continuous program enhancement and service excellence. Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is one of only 269 hospitals to receive HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award™. The study of quality at the nation’s 4,971 hospitals places Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in the top 5% for overall clinical quality.