For Immediate Release January 17, 2023

Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals 2023 Badge

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center today announced that it is one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for 2023, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. This achievement puts UM St. Joseph Medical Center in the top 2% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across the most common conditions and procedures. This is the 4th consecutive year (2020-2023) UM St. Joseph Medical Center is among America's Best.

"We are exceptionally proud to be recognized as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, which is a testament to our unwavering focus on patient safety," said Thomas B. Smyth, MD, UM St. Joseph Medical Center President and CEO. "This repeated designation from Healthgrades demonstrates to our patients and our community that we are committed to providing loving service and compassionate, high-quality care to all those we serve."

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals. This year's analysis revealed significant variation between America's Best 100 Hospitals and hospitals that did not receive the distinction. In fact, if all hospitals performed similarly to America's 100 Best, over 158,000 lives could have been saved.* Patients treated at one of the 2023 America's 100 Best Hospitals have, on average, a 25.5% lower risk of mortality than if they were treated at a hospital that did not receive the America's 100 Best Hospitals award.*

"We're proud to recognize UM St. Joseph Medical Center as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for 2023,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. "As one of America's 100 Best Hospitals, UM St. Joseph Medical Center consistently delivers better-than-expected outcomes for the patients in their community and is setting a high national standard for clinical excellence."

"This outstanding achievement would not be possible without our dedicated team members," said Dr. Smyth. "We are proud to continue to serve our community as we strive to achieve zero patient harm, clinical excellence and the perfect patient experience."

Visit for an in-depth look at UM St. Joseph Medical Center's performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in Towson today. Consumers can also visit for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access the complete methodology here. A patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology is available here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

About University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Founded in 1864 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, UM St. Joseph Medical Center is a 218-bedCatholic, not-for-profit regional medical center in Towson, Maryland, that offers a wide range of superb clinical programs and centers of excellence, including the Cancer, Heart and Orthopaedic Institutes, Women and Children's services and Emergency Medicine. The medical center's committed focus on zero patient harm, clinical excellence and perfect patient experiences spurred the creation of the hospital's unique approach to care, The UM St. Joseph Value Delivery System, and has consistently earned UM St. Joseph regional and national recognition for patient care and safety, including its ranking as the #1 community hospital in Maryland by U.S. News & World Report. UM St. Joseph is a proud member of the12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System, dedicated to providing loving service and compassionate, leading-edge care to all.

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