Saint Francis Ranks #1 in Connecticut for Patient Safety, #1 for Medical Excellence in Major Clinical Categories

Data Compiled and Released by CareChex®, A Division of COMPARION Medical Analytics, for the 2014 Hospital Quality Awards 

(Hartford, Conn. October 8, 2013) – Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has been recognized by CareChex®, a division of Comparion Medical Analytics, for patient safety and medical excellence achievements in numerous categories in its 2014 hospital quality award rankings. 

Saint Francis ranked #1 in Connecticut in the following 24 clinical and surgical areas for patient safety and medical excellence: 

Overall Hospital Care – Patient Safety   

Overall Surgical Care – Patient Safety   

Cardiac Care – Patient Safety 

Coronary Bypass Surgery - Patient Safety   

Gastrointestinal Care - Patient Safety   

Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage – Patient Safety 

Interventional Coronary Care - Patient Safety   

Joint Replacement - Patient Safety 

Major Bowel Procedures - Patient Safety  

Major Neuro-Surgery - Patient Safety 

Major Orthopedic Surgery - Patient Safety 

Overall Hospital Care - Medical Excellence 

Overall Surgical Care  - Medical Excellence 

Coronary Bypass Surgery - Medical Excellence 

Gastrointestinal Care - Medical Excellence 

General Surgery - Medical Excellence 

Interventional Coronary Care - Medical Excellence 

Joint Replacement - Medical Excellence 

Major Bowel Procedures - Medical Excellence 

Major Neuro-Surgery - Medical Excellence 

Orthopedic Care - Medical Excellence 

Major Orthopedic Surgery - Medical Excellence 

Spinal Fusion -  Medical Excellence   

Spinal Surgery - Medical Excellence 

“These distinct honors reflect our dedication to providing quality patient care and safety toward our mission of achieving and maintaining the highest level of successful clinical outcomes,” said Christopher Dadlez, President and CEO, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. “Saint Francis has established its deserved place as a top performer in Connecticut and the country, raising the bar when it comes to overall patient quality and safety,” added Dadlez. 

CareChex® has also ranked Saint Francis in the top 10% of hospitals in patient safety across the nation in 19 medical and surgical categories. 

“CareChex® allows the public to make informed decisions regarding the quality of medical care provided by hospitals,” said Dr. Thane Forthman, President and CEO, Care Chex®, a division of Comparion. “We are pleased to acknowledge that Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has achieved an exceptionally high level of performance across all components of medical quality.  Saint Francis’ performance is a benchmark that other hospitals should seek to emulate.” 

A link to the methodology can be found at: 

About Saint Francis Care 

Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897.  Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England.  Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint Francis HealthCare Partners.  Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home and Community Health Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner.  Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a network of seven major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region.  For more information, visit 

About CareChex®, A Division of COMPARION 

CareChex® is a division of Comparion Medical Analytics – one of the nation’s largest privately-held healthcare information service companies.  Care Chex® provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care.  Unlike other publicly available hospital quality ratings, Care Chex® provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care, and patient experiences.