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Pioneers Medical Center Receives Two Healthgrades Awards

Pioneers Medical Center is proud to announce that we’ve received the 2024 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ from Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a doctor. This prestigious honor is a testament to PMC’s commitment to providing the exceptional care our patients deserve. Our entire staff is dedicated to going above and beyond to ensure each patient receives the best possible experience, and it’s extremely rewarding to see these efforts acknowledged by a renowned organization such as Healthgrades.

In addition, our orthopedics clinic, Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, has received the Healthgrades 2024 Joint Replacement Excellence Award™. Our team of board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons at CAO have been delivering patient outcomes that exceed industry standards since the clinic opened in 2020, and this award reflects our ongoing commitment to raise the bar for healthcare along the Western Slope.

About the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award

Each year, Healthgrades recognizes the top hospitals nationwide that provide an exceptional experience for their patients during their hospital stay. As a recipient of this award, PMC ranks among the top 15% of hospitals in the nation across ten patient experience metrics.

Healthgrades evaluated over 2,500 hospitals that submitted at least 100 patient experience surveys. The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient survey data is obtained through a questionnaire sent to a random sample of hospital patients between two days and six weeks after discharge. The survey allows Healthgrades to achieve objective, meaningful comparisons based on patients’ perspectives on the care they received during their hospital stay.

The ten critical patient experience metrics evaluated by the HCAHPS survey include:

Healthgrades would then compare the ratings for each hospital on these ten metrics with the national average of patients who responding for each category. To be eligible for the Outstanding Patient Experience Award, hospitals must score in the top 80% for clinical quality and have at least 100 HCAHPS surveys returned. The top 15% of hospitals receiving the highest scores in their category received the award. There are four categories based on bed count and the number of conditions and procedures evaluated by Healthgrades.

About the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award

joint replacement surgeryThe Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award was given to 152 hospitals, recognizing the top 10% of orthopedics clinics in the country for their work in this area of specialization. To determine the recipients of the award, Healthgrades evaluated clinical patient outcomes based on patient complication rates for total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgeries.

Patients undergoing joint replacement procedures at hospitals receiving the Joint Replacement Excellence Award had a 38% lower risk, on average, of developing a complication than if they were treated at hospitals that didn’t earn this prestigious honor.

Raising the Bar for Healthcare on the Western Slope

At Pioneers Medical Center, we’re committed to delivering the exceptional healthcare services you deserve. Since our community-based healthcare facility opened in 1950, we’ve developed a reputation for providing the finest quality care available along the Western Slope of Colorado. We offer a full spectrum of healthcare services to address just about any need you may have. Our comprehensive services include:

We’ve assembled a team consisting of the most highly trained medical professionals along the Western Slope. The skill and experience of our team, along with our commitment to using the latest and most advanced technology, allows us to deliver the exceptional patient outcomes you deserve. In addition, our passion for patient care ensures we deliver a great experience every time.

Contact us to schedule an appointment. Pioneers Medical Center serves patients in Meeker, throughout the White River Valley and the Western Slope.

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