August 5, 2021

Delray Medical Center receives recognition as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades

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delray-medical-center-expansion-750xx583-328-43-0Delray Beach, Fla. (February 23, 2016) – Delray Medical Center is once again a recipient of the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™. This distinction puts Delray in the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

“Since the inception of the award 10 years ago, Delray Medical Center has been recognized each year due to the tremendous job of our medical staff,” said Mark Bryan, hospital CEO. “This designation wouldn’t be possible without their ongoing commitment to provide all of our patients with the utmost quality service and care.

In the South Florida area (Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties), Delray Medical Center was the only hospital out of the 31 that were eligible to receive the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™. The 50 recipients of the award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2016 study period (2012-2014), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures —as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

Healthgrades’ studies show that from 2012 to 2014, America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients, as a group, had a 24.4% lower risk adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals. During this same period, if all other hospitals had performed at the level of America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients across these 19 procedures and conditions, 164,116 lives could potentially have been saved. Furthermore, patients who were treated at a hospital that achieved the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ had, on average, a 28.5% lower risk of dying during their hospital stay for heart failure than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.

Delray Medical Center is also proud to have recently earned the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ by Healthgrades for the 14th consecutive year. For a full list of the hospital’s awards and distinctions, please visit

About Delray Medical Center
For more than 30 years, Delray Medical Center, a 493-bed acute care hospital, has served the communities of South Palm Beach County. As both a community hospital and state-designated Level I Trauma Center located on a 42-acre medical plaza, Delray Medical Center has the ability to offer several specialized services including cardiac care, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, neurosciences, emergency care and more.

For the past eight years, Delray Medical Center has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades®, a leading independent healthcare ratings organization. The hospital is a recipient of the Healthgrades® Distinguished Hospital Award – Clinical Excellence for 12 years in a row and is one of just 13 hospitals in South Florida, and just one of five in Palm Beach County that received recognition for its clinical performance. Delray Medical Center is one of only 269 hospitals ranked in the top 5 percent in the nation for patient outcomes according to a study by Healthgrades®. The hospital has been acknowledged as a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery, hip and knee replacement and cardiac care by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Delray Medical Center is a state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center and Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. In addition, the hospital earned the Get With the Guidelines – Heart Failure and Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Delray Medical Center was also named one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals with great heart programs by Becker’s Hospital Review. Pinecrest Rehabilitation and Outpatient Hospital at Delray Medical Center is designated by the State of Florida Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Center for Adults and has received 3-year accreditation status as a Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program from CARF International.

Furthermore, Delray Medical Center was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for the third year in a row and earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group. Delray Medical Center is actively involved in community outreach, sponsoring several events, community lectures and fundraisers. The hospital is also a smoke-free campus. For more information or for a free physician referral, please call 1-800-897-9789 or visit the website at

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