Gary Baker, chief executive office, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center.

Scottsdale Shea Medical Center in ‘100 Great Hospitals’

HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center was recently named one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by healthcare industry trade publication Becker’s Hospital Review.

With its selection of HonorHealth, the editorial team from Becker’s noted several positives including surgical expertise, patient safety, education and research capabilities.

Editors also highlighted the hospital’s orthopedic programs and involvement in drug development research through the HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center and HonorHealth Research Institute, which led to new treatments for advanced pancreatic cancer and basal cell carcinoma being approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center is one of the economic anchors of the City of Scottsdale’s Cure Corridor along Shea Blvd. near Loop 101. The 433-bed medical center is designated as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

“This recognition is for the dedicated team of physicians, staff, volunteers and leaders who provide the care, support, research and resources that make honors like this possible,” said Gary Baker, chief executive officer of HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. “We do not go about our work seeking these recognitions; it is truly a byproduct of the wonderful team that provides care in this community.” 

To develop the list, Becker’s Hospital Review‘s editorial team conducted research and evaluated reputable hospital ranking sources, such as U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades, Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, The Leapfrog Group and several other resources. The final result is a group of 100 hospitals that are leaders in their region, their state and the nation in terms of high-quality patient care.

“Defining a hospital today, let alone a great hospital, has become an unusual sort of challenge. A hospital is no longer just a facility where people go to have a baby or undergo surgery. It’s become an organization that coordinates care for the masses and ensures patients stay healthy in the future,” editors noted in announcing the 2015 “100 Great Hospitals in America” list.

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, each of listed institutions has a rich history, strong credentials and a growing focus on how to best care for patients in an era of reform. “These organizations have played home to some of the greatest medical advancements in U.S. healthcare history, and they are also the bastions of their respective communities — serving the roles of academic hubs or local mainstays,” said Becker’s editors.

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