Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital: A 100 Best Hospital

February 25, 2015

WYANDOTTE - Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital has been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ by Healthgrades® in 2015.

Only 100 of the nation’s more than 4,400 hospitals received this distinction for clinical quality.

America’s 100 Best Hospitals, according to Healthgrades, a consumer website, are among the top 2 percent of hospitals in the country, with the lowest mortality and complication rates across a range of 32 of the most common procedures and diagnoses.

“This award is possible because of our extraordinary teams of doctors, nurses and support staff who demonstrate their commitment to quality each day with each patient,” says Denise Brooks Williams, CEO and president of the hospital. “This honor recognizes our dedication to serving our community with quality care.”

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital is the only hospital to achieve the America’s Best 100 Hospitals designation in the surrounding counties of Wayne, Monroe and Washtenaw.

America’s100 Best Hospitals award recognizes the 100 hospitals that have received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for the past four consecutive years by Healthgrades, which Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital achieved.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Nearly one million people a day use the Healthgrades websites to search, compare and connect with hospitals and physicians based on the most important measures when selecting a healthcare provider: experience, hospital quality and patient satisfaction.

To put America’s 100 Best Hospitals into perspective: from 2011 to 2013, America’s 100 Best Hospitals, as a group, had an overall 26.4 percent lower risk-adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions, where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals.

Every year, Healthgrades analyzes three years of Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data to produce a detailed report on mortality and complication rates in America’s hospitals.

If all other hospitals in the U.S. had performed at the level of America's 100 Best Hospitals during that same time period, more than 234,000 lives could have potentially been saved.

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital has previously been recognized for outstanding medical quality in: Heart failure; stroke; pulmonary; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; pneumonia; women's health; gastrointestinal; surgery (esophageal/stomach, colorectal and bowel obstruction); critical care; sepsis and respiratory failure.

Recently, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital was ranked as one of the best hospitals regionally for 2014-2015 in nine medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report, the most medical specialties recognized as high-performing than any other hospital Downriver or in Dearborn.

According to the magazine, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital is high-performing in: diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology & neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology.

About Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, is a 401-bed acute care hospital that serves the Downriver region and surrounding communities of southeast Michigan. More than 600 primary care physicians and specialists are affiliated with the hospital. Its areas of medical excellence include bariatric surgery, cancer, cardiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, robotic surgery and women’s health. The non-profit hospital also provides a birthing center, physical rehabilitation, adult behavioral health and an emergency department. Henry Ford Health Center - Brownstown offers medical imaging, ambulatory surgery, 24-hour emergency care, a sleep studies lab and other services. Established in 1926, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital is a member of Henry Ford Health System. The hospital is managed by CEO Denise Brooks-Williams.