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Hartford HealthCare Earns Excellence Awards and Five-Star Ratings From Healthgrades for High Quality Care

October 28, 2022

Hartford HealthCare’s hospitals earned nine awards for specialty Excellence and 32 Five-Star ratings according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. The specialty Excellence Awards include Cardiac, Neurosciences, Spine Surgery, Prostate Surgeries, Pulmonary and Critical Care. Notably, Hartford Hospital was named as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery. “We are proud to again receive such high marks from Healthgrades for our efforts to ensure that we provide the highest quality, safe care,” said Ajay Kumar, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Hartford HealthCare. “This is a testament to our team’s commitment to each and every patient who comes to us in times of need. I’d like to thank all Hartford HealthCare colleagues for their devotion to continuous improvement, excellence, professionalism and innovation. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 21 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Their Specialty Excellence Awards recognize hospitals with superior performance in specific specialty lines and specialty focus areas, and indicate services where patients have a lower risk of complications. “We commend Hartford HealthCare for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that Nationally-Recognized hospitals by Healthgrades have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.” > Want more health news? Text MoreLife to 31996 to sign up for text alerts The awards earned by Hartford HealthCare, by hospital, include:

Hartford Hospital

  • Best Specialty
    • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care ™for 3 Years in a Row (2021 2023)
    • One of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery ™for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
    • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention ™for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
  • Cardiac
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award ™for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award ™for 4 Years in a Row (2020-23)
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award ™for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2020-23)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
    • Five Star Recipient for Valve Surgery for 7 Years in a Row (2017-23)
    • Five Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 8 Years in a Row (2016-23)
  • Neurosciences
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award ™for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Five Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
  • Critical Care
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 20 Years in a Row (2004-23)
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 9 Years in a Row (2015-23)

The Hospital of Central Connecticut

  • Best Specialty
    • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery ™for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries ™in 2023
  • Cardiac
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2023
  • Orthopedics
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2023 Spine Surgery Excellence Award™
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Spine Surgery in 2023
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Spine Surgery in 2023
    • Five Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2020-23)
  • Neurosciences
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Five Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Five Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2023
  • Critical Care
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 9 Years in a Row (2015-23)
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 8 Years in a Row (2016-23)

Backus Hospital

  • Best Specialty
    • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care ™in 2023
  • Cardiac
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2023
  • Neurosciences
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award ™for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
  • Pulmonary
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award ™for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 4 Years in a Row (2020-23)
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Five Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries in 2023
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
  • Critical Care
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award ™for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 7 Years in a Row (2017-23)

MidState Medical Center

  • Cardiac
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
  • Orthopedics
    • Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2020-23)
  • Pulmonary
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2023
  • Critical Care
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
  • Outstanding Patient
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award ™for 3 Years in a Row (2020-22)
    • Named Among the Top 15% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience for 3 Years in a Row (2020-22)

Windham Hospital

  • Orthopedics
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award ™for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
    • Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2021-23)
    • Five Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement in 2023
    • Five Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery in 2023
  • Critical Care
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis in 2023

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

  • Gastrointestinal
    • Five Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries in 2023
  • Critical Care
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 2 Years in a Row (2022-23)
    • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2023