WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital named one of America’s Best Hospitals for first time

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YORK – WellSpan Health announces today that three of its hospitals, WellSpan Chambersburg, WellSpan York, and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospitals have each been named as Among America’s Best Hospitals in the country by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

“Our team of physicians, surgeons and healthcare professionals from across the entire WellSpan Health system are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our patients, and we are honored that Healthgrades has recognized that dedication,” said Michael Seim, MD, senior vice president and chief quality officer at WellSpan Health. “The recognition is yet another proof point of our commitment to providing exceptional care in our communities all across South Central Pennsylvania.”

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital received the distinguished honor of being one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients for the second year in a row (2021-2022), recognizing it as being in the top two percent of hospitals in the country. WellSpan York Hospital and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital both received the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™, recognizing them as being in the top five percent of hospitals in the country. This is the second year in a row that WellSpan York Hospital has received the honor (2021-2022), while WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital earns the distinction for the first time.

“It is a great achievement to be awarded as one of Healthgrades’ America’s 100 and 250 Best Hospitals,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Now more than ever, patients are learning the importance of taking control of their health and using resources like Healthgrades to find the perfect hospital and caregiver match. We commend these three hospitals for providing superior service and committing themselves to keeping their communities safe.”

Healthgrades analyzed patient outcome data on more than 45 million Medicare medical claims records over a three-year period for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

In addition, five WellSpan hospitals received numerous 2022 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards. The awards recognize hospitals that deliver superior patient outcomes across the most common in-hospital procedures and conditions, including surgical care, critical care, cardiac care and surgery, gastrointestinal care and surgery, and bariatric surgery. WellSpan hospitals were named recipients of the following 2022 Specialty Excellence Awards:

WellSpan York Hospital: America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™; Neuroscience Excellence Award™; Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™;

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital: America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ for 11 years in a row (2012-2022); America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ for 5 years in a row (2018-2022); America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ for 4 years in a row (2019-2022); America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™; America’s  100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ for 6 years in a row (2017-2022); Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ for 4 years in a row (2019-2022); Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ for 5 years in a row (2018-2022); Surgical Care Excellence Award™

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital: Critical Care Excellence Award™; Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital: America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ for 2 years in a row (2021-2022); Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 5 years in a row (2018-2022); Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™

WellSpan Health also received multiple Healthgrades five-star ratings in the 2022 Ratings Report. The star ratings assess a hospital’s performance across 31 of the most common procedures and conditions. WellSpan York Hospital received seven 5-star ratings, WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital received 15, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital received seven, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital received seven, WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital received three, and WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital received three.