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Tyler, TX – Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler today announced that it has once again received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ in 2013. The distinction ranks Mother Frances Hospital -
Tyler 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.
Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler is one out of only 10 Hospitals in Texas to receive the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award in 2013.
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.
“Mother Frances Hospital has focused on quality care since we opened in 1937. Our quality journey has led us to five straight years of care that ranks us as having some of the best healthcare in the nation. The recognition from Healthgrades is an honor and it reflects the dedication to everyone who works here and our commitment to our patients,” said Laura Owen, FACHE, CEO, Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler.
“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.

“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.”
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