CHI Health Facilities Named Among America’s 250 Best Hospitals

Three CHI Health facilities have been selected as Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals.

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy and CHI Health Lakeside — both in Omaha — and CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney all made the Healthgrades top 250 list. CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Medical Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, was also recognized, giving CHI four of Healthgrades 250 Best Hospitals in the Midwest Division.

“Earning this ranking is a direct reflection of our staff’s dedication to excellence — excellent care, excellent interactions, excellent outcomes,” said Mike Schnieders, president of Good Samaritan. “To receive this honor is gratifying; to get it in the midst of a pandemic is nothing short of outstanding. I commend the entire team at Good Samaritan, and our fellow CHI Health comrades for representing exceptional health care.”

The distinction places these facilities among the top 5% of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, a resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems.

Jayleen Casano, president of Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy, offered congratulations to all Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy providers, staff, volunteers and learners and thanked them for all that they do.

“Our team’s commitment to excellence in clinical care and creating a great experience for patients and their families is evident in our hospital every day,” Casano said. “It’s an honor for our vibrant, growing, academic medical center to be recognized for the Healthgrades 2021 America’s Best Hospitals award.” 

Kevin Miller, president of Lakeside and Midlands, expressed similar sentiments.

“It is an honor for Lakeside to be recognized as one of the top 250 Hospitals for 2021,” Miller said. “I am truly blessed to work with a health care team that puts their heart and soul into their mission work every day. Long hours, combined with tremendous physical and emotional demands, has made this recognition a special moment for the Lakeside team during this pandemic.”

Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospital Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. These hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient condition and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

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