WVU Medicine Camden Clark named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for clinical excellence in 2023 by Healthgrades, the leading health resource for consumers

WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center has been named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals ™ in 2023, according to new research released by Healthgrades.

This achievement ranks Camden Clark in the top five percent of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across the most common conditions and procedures. Camden Clark is the only hospital in the region to be ranked amongst America’s Best Hospitals in 2023.

“We’re honored to be named one of the best 250 hospitals in the nation for clinical excellence by Healthgrades,” said WVU Medicine Camden Clark President and CEO, Steve Altmiller. “This recognition enhances our mission to provide the highest standard of care to patients throughout our region and affirms our commitment to quality care. We applaud our caring and compassionate providers, clinicians and staff for their dedication to our patients and communities, along with their outstanding efforts that have allowed us to achieve this distinction.”

In addition to being named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, Camden Clark has received national excellence of care awards across major clinical areas from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, CareChex, the American Heart Association, U.S. News & World Report, among other Healthgrades national awards. Camden Clark was also recognized for its journey to performance excellence utilizing the Baldrige framework, and was the only hospital in the State of West Virginia to receive the Platinum Governor’s Award for Excellence in 2022 from the Partnership for Excellence.

“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious recognition and to be named as one of the leaders for clinical excellence in the U.S. by Healthgrades,” said Cindy Kern, WVU Medicine Camden Clark Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety. “I’m honored to work alongside our multidisciplinary team of physicians, employees and WVU Medicine partners, who strive each day to provide the most advanced, patient-centered care. This achievement is a testament to our ongoing commitment to quality, and we look forward to continuing to deliver the highest standard of care to our patients throughout the region.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals. The 2023 analysis revealed significant variation between America’s Best 250 Hospitals and hospitals that did not receive the distinction.

“We’re proud to recognize Camden Clark Medical Center as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2023,” said Brad Bowman MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, Camden Clark Medical Center consistently delivers better-than-expected outcomes for the patients in their community and is setting a high national standard for clinical excellence.”

To view Camden Clark’s performance profile and explore the highest quality care available in Parkersburg, visit Healthgrades.com/quality/americas-best-hospitals. Further information highlighting the methodology used by Healthgrades can be accessed here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

Pictured below with the award are representatives from Camden Clark. From left are MarJean Kennedy, MBA, PCM, vice president of marketing, development, and strategic Initiatives; Jennifer Auxier, DO, medical staff president; Carol Grove, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, vice president and chief nursing officer; Cindy Kern, MBA, RHIA, vice president of quality and patient safety; Shari Vance, MD, chief medical officer; and Steve Altmiller, president and CEO.