Ascension Saint Francis Recognized by Healthgrades for Excellence in Gynecologic and Gastrointestinal Surgeries

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Ascension Saint Francis Recognized by Healthgrades for Excellence in Gynecologic, Gastrointestinal Surgeries

Evanston, Ill. (June 9, 2022) — Ascension Saint Francis has been recognized by Healthgrades for surgical excellence, being named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery and receiving the 2021 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award.

These recognitions by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems, acknowledges Ascension Saint Francis as among the top hospitals evaluated for providing outstanding quality outcomes in gastrointestinal and gynecologic surgeries.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized by Healthgrades for the gynecological and gastrointestinal surgical services we offer to the Evanston and Chicago North Side communities,” said Eric Rhodes, president of Ascension Saint Francis. “Even as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, our physicians, nurses and associates proudly stood up to safely care for our patients in need.”

The hospitals named as America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery have demonstrated exceptional quality of care, according to Healthgrades. They say from 2018 to 2020, patients treated at these hospitals have, on average, a 31.2% lower risk of experiencing a complication or dying while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, according to their analysis of MedPAR data for Medicare patients only.

And from the 16 state all-payer data set from 2017 to 2019, Healthgrades found patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award had, on average, a 45.9% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals not receiving the award.

“Consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes. The recognition helps provide peace of mind when selecting a place for care,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades.

For more information, visit www.healthgrades.com.

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About Ascension Illinois

In Illinois, Ascension operates 15 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. The organization includes more than 600 providers as part of Ascension Medical Group, as well as 17,000 associates. Serving Illinois since 1868, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit and Catholic health system in the U.S., operating more than 2,600 sites of care — including 143 hospitals and more than 40 senior living facilities — in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.ascension.org/illinois.