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Saint Clare's Hospitals Rank High in Ninth Annual State Report on Hospital Performance
Saint Clare’s Hospitals Ranked Highest in Morris County in All Categories

MORRIS & SUSSEX COUNTIES, NJ – June 28, 2013 – Saint Clare’s Hospitals in Denville and Dover, the acute care hospitals of Saint Clare’s Health System, ranked among the top hospitals in the state for the treatment of heart attack, pneumonia, heart failure and surgical care improvement in the State’s ninth annual Hospital Performance Report released today, June 28, by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.
Saint Clare’s Hospitals ranked highest in Morris County in all categories for heart attack, pneumonia, heart failure and surgical care improvement.

“We are extremely proud of the work done by our physicians, nurses and the entire staff throughout Saint Clare’s Health System,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health System. “This report is a validation of our efforts at our acute care hospitals in Denville and Dover to provide high-quality healthcare for the people in our community, as well as our ongoing commitment to continuous quality improvement.”

For heart attack treatment, Saint Clare’s Hospital in Denville achieved a score of 99 percent, and Saint Clare’s Hospital in Dover scored 98 percent.  Saint Clare’s Hospitals in Denville and Dover each scored 99 percent for treatment of patients with pneumonia, as well as surgical care improvement.  For rankings of treatment of heart failure at Saint Clare’s, the hospital in Dover scored at 99 percent and Denville scored at 98 percent.
The report also recognized the overall scores for Saint Clare’s Hospital in Sussex, which transitioned to Saint Clare’s Health Center at Sussex in late 2012.  The Sussex campus also achieved high scores in heart attack (100 percent), pneumonia (100 percent), surgical care improvement (100 percent) and heart failure (97 percent).

The Hospital Performance Report, prepared from data by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, ranks New Jersey hospitals on how well each performs in adhering to industry standards in treating pneumonia, heart attacks, heart failure and surgical care improvement. The report describes hospital performance in three key areas – healthcare-associated infections, patient safety, and recommended care for specific health conditions.  The report is publicly available on the Department of Health and Senior Services site at http://www.state.nj.us/health/

About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System (www.saintclares.org), which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services.  Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, and Dover, and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties.

Saint Clare’s is part of Catholic Health Initiatives, which is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 80 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 86,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system.

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