Friday, January 8, 2016

CareChex awards CoxHealth 28 number one rankings

CoxHealth is being recognized as a 2016 CareChex America’s Top Quality Provider for ranking in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationally for outcomes, earning the health system both a Medical Excellence and Patient Safety Award in the Overall Medical Care category.

“We are excited about these honors because they highlight the wonderful people who comprise CoxHealth,” says Steve Edwards, CoxHealth president and CEO. “However, while honors such as this are nice to receive, a greater satisfaction comes in serving people we often know personally. It is wonderful knowing that our care measures at levels among the best in the state and nation.”

CoxHealth is the only hospital in the region, and one of only four in Missouri, to appear on this national ranking by CareChex, a division of Comparion Medical Analytics.

In addition to its national awards, CoxHealth was ranked number one in Missouri for medical excellence in neurological care and spinal surgery, and number one in the state for patient safety in cancer care, major neurosurgery, pneumonia and pulmonary care.

Additionally, the health system led the market in 22 categories, and several of the system’s clinical areas rank Top 100 and Top 10 percent nationally.

For a complete list of the 2016 Quality Awards by CareChex, visit