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Northside Medical Center is Among Top Five Percent in Nation in 2013

Northside Medical Center is Among Top Five Percent in Nation in 2013

Healthgrades Hospital Quality Report Names Northside Medical Center a Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ Recipient

Youngstown, Ohio (March 18, 2013) – Northside Medical Center today announced that it has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. The distinction makes Northside among the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

From 2009 through 2011, 262 hospitals showed superior performance in caring for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective clinical outcomes (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications) across at least 19 of 27 of the most common conditions and procedures. Nationally, if all hospitals performed at this level from 2009 through 2011 a total of 164,414 lives could have potentially been saved.

"Every day at Northside Medical Center we strive to provide the highest level of quality and safety to our patients for the best outcomes possible,” said Kirk Ray, CEO of ValleyCare Health System of Ohio and Northside Medical Center. “Receiving the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award along with 28 other HealthGrades awards means we’re achieving what we’ve set out to do. This honor is a recognition of the great work being done by our physicians, nurses and staff.”

“Healthgrades helps consumers become more aware that hospital quality matters and differs significantly from one hospital to another, even in their own neighborhood,” said Evan Marks, EVP Informatics and Strategy with Healthgrades. “Since selecting a physician and hospital strongly impacts patients’ odds of experiencing complications or emerging from their procedure alive and well, patients should familiarize themselves with the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence recipients since these hospitals stand out above the rest for their overall clinical performance across a broad spectrum of care.”

Northside Medical Center has pledged to enhance the level of service provided to the community. Over the past two years Northside has become a Level III Trauma Center and Certified Chest Pain Center while also maintaining its accreditation as a Primary Stroke Center. For STEMI patients, Northside set out to beat the standard of a 90 minute or less Door to Balloon time, and the physicians, nurses and staff have exceeded that goal with average of 68 minutes in 2012.

For more information about Healthgrades, to download a full copy of the report or to get information about hospital and physician quality, visit today.

About ValleyCare Health System of Ohio

As one of the Mahoning Valley’s largest employers, ValleyCare Health System of Ohio is a partnership of healthcare facilities committed to providing quality, innovative and compassionate care. Northside Medical Center in Youngstown and Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren are full service hospitals offering a broad spectrum of inpatient, surgical, diagnostic and outpatient services. Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital is ValleyCare’s distinguished acute rehabilitation hospital located in Warren that provides multifaceted inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. ValleyCare Health System of Ohio also operates several affiliated outpatient facilities throughout the Mahoning Valley including, surgical services, urgent care, diagnostic, lab and occupational health. Together we provide care for hundreds of thousands of patients every year. To learn more visit

Healthgrades Hospital Quality Distinctions

Healthgrades evaluate hospital performance for over 4,500 hospitals across the nation in 28 procedures and conditions annually. provides information on objective measures of hospital performance, which allows consumers to compare their local hospitals online at evaluates hospital performance for nearly every hospital in the nation; no hospital can opt-in or opt-out of being evaluated, and no hospital pays to be evaluated. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account differing levels of severity of patient illness at different hospitals and allows for hospitals to be compared equally.

About Healthgrades

Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 200 million consumers use the Healthgrades websites to select and communicate with physicians and hospitals that best meet their treatment needs. Consumers are empowered through use of the Healthgrades proprietary information about clinical outcomes, satisfaction, safety, and health conditions to make more informed healthcare decisions and take action. For more information please visit and

Click here to review a complete list of the Healthgrade Awards Northside Medical Center has received.


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