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Local Hospital Ranked #1 for Critical Care

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital has received the top ranking of all hospitals in Pennsylvania for critical care, according to a new analysis released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems. The hospital is also among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for critical care for five years in a row (2018-2022).

“We are honored that Healthgrades has recognized our healthcare professionals at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital with this award, as it is further proof of our dedication to providing the highest quality care for our patients,” said Michael Seim, MD, senior vice president and chief quality officer at WellSpan Health. “This top ranking inspires our team to continue to provide our patients throughout with exceptional, affordable and safe care close to home.”

In February the hospital received the distinguished honor of being one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award for the second year in a row, recognizing it as being in the top two percent of hospitals in the country.

Evaluation criteria

In terms of the hospital achieving the No. 1 ranking of all hospitals in Pennsylvania, Healthgrades evaluated Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance. The ranking for critical care is determined by analysis of patient outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies.

“Being ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania for critical care is a testament to WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital’s continued commitment to top quality care. The hospital has much to be proud of as their deep medical expertise has built a track record of delivering positive outcomes for their patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science, Healthgrades. Bowman added, “For almost 25 years, our mission has been to provide consumers with clear and accessible information to make more informed healthcare decisions. Patients can feel confident knowing that they have access to top ranked care for critical care at WellSpan.”

Healthgrades results

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital was also recognized earlier this year by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention for 11 years in a row (2012-2022), one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care for a 6th year in a row (2017-2022) and one of America’s 100 Best Hospital for Gastrointestinal Care for a 4th year in a row (2019-2022).

Consumers can visit for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access the complete methodology.

To learn more about the services offered at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, click here.

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