Parkridge Medical Center Recognized For Gastrointestinal Care

Monday, June 27, 2022
Parkridge Medical Center was recognized with the Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award and Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award by Healthgrades. 
 
"The recognition highlights the successful clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, upper gastrointestinal surgery and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds and pancreatitis at Parkridge Medical Center," officials said.
 
“My colleagues at Parkridge Medical Center strive to give our communities excellent patient-centered care every day,” said Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health System.
“I am proud of our team for their hard work to earn this recognition.” 
 
Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures, including clinical outcomes, patient safety and patient experience. 
 
Parkridge Medical Center has also been nationally recognized for clinical excellence and is among the top five percent of hospitals in the country, according to Healthgrades.

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Breaking News

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Opinion

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