Glendale Memorial Hospital Receives Clinical Recognition

Dignity Health-Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center was a recipient of the 2020 Five-Star Recipient in cardiac, gastrointestinal, and orthopedic procedures from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

Specifically, Glendale Memorial Hospital received a Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award and was named among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac surgery in 2020. The hospital was also named a Five-Star recipient for coronary bypass surgery; a Five-Star recipient for gallbladder removal surgery for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020); and a Five-Star recipient for hip fracture treatment for 2020. A Five-Star rating indicates that clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

“Glendale Memorial Hospital consistently strives to provide optimal medical care to our community. We’re honored as these Healthgrades awards demonstrate our commitment to ensure that the health and well-being of our patients always comes first,” said Jill Welton, hospital president.

These achievements were part of findings by Healthgrades featured in its 2020 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “These Five-Star ratings for valve surgery, total knee replacement and gallbladder removal showcase the expertise and commitment of Glendale Memorial Hospital to their patients.”

*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as five-star (statistically significantly better than expected), three-star (not statistically different from expected) and one-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at