Orange Park, FL., (February 11th, 2020) – Orange Park Medical Center has announced it has achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Orange Park Medical Center in the top 5 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

“2020 is going to be an exciting year for Orange Park Medical Center and this community. Our care continues to earn the recognition that represents our commitment to quality, safety, and great patient outcomes,” says Dr. Kasia Walosik, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist and Chief of Staff at Orange Park Medical Center.

Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2020 study period (2016 through 2018), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

In 2019, Orange Park Medical Center treated over 120,000 patients in their emergency rooms and reached record volumes for patients admitted to their hospital. Dr. Walosik says, having this level of quality care combined with their expanded services coming this year will provide Clay County residents even more of an opportunity to stay close to home for all of their health care needs.

From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award had, on average, a 26.6 percent lower risk of mortality than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome. During that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award, 161,930 lives could potentially have been saved.

ABOUT ORANGE PARK MEDICAL CENTER

Orange Park Medical Center, serving Clay County and its surrounding communities, is a full-service, acute care hospital with 317 inpatient beds. Orange Park Medical Center is a Joint Commission Top-Performing Hospital, ranked as one of the best hospitals in the country for heart, lung and surgical care. For more information about services, facilities, and physicians, please visit OrangeParkMedical.com.