November 29, 2023
Frankfort Regional Medical Center is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for prostate surgeries, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. Healthgrades identified the 100 Best hospitals for 16 of the most common specialty care areas – recipient hospitals represent the Top 2% of hospitals for each specialty. This distinction, along with other accolades from Healthgrades as a Five-Star Recipient for transurethral prostate resection surgery, gallbladder removal surgery and treatment of diabetic hospitalizations, reflects Frankfort Regional’s outstanding clinical performance and distinguishes it as one of the country’s leading hospitals.
“We are extremely proud to announce that Frankfort Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of America’s 100 best hospitals for prostate surgeries,” said Ashley Hickel, interim chief executive officer at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. “This achievement reflects our commitment to delivering exceptional care and the dedication of our skilled medical teams to our patients and their families.”
Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adjusted mortality and complications. By focusing on what matters most, patient outcomes, the Healthgrades ratings provide critical feedback for both patients and hospitals. By offering easy access to objective performance measures, Healthgrades gives consumers the information they need to find a hospital that excels in providing the care they need. And, by shining a light on strengths and weaknesses, the Healthgrades ratings help direct hospitals to opportunities for clinical improvement. The 2024 hospital assessment evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 35 common conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top performers.
The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed that the variation in performance among hospitals continues to widen, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs. From 2020-2022, patients treated at hospitals among America’s 100 Best for prostate surgeries have, on average, a 63.5% lower risk of experiencing a complication than if treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
“Healthgrades congratulates Frankfort Regional Medical Center for being a national leader and demonstrating a deep commitment to providing high quality care to all patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As health systems nationwide endeavor to elevate the quality of care, these elite facilities provide a roadmap for success. We commend Frankfort Regional for their dedication to excellence in patient care.”
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. To view the complete 2024 Specialty Awards and Ratings Methodology.