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Berkshire Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Several Areas

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center has been recognized for excellence in joint replacement and pulmonary care by Healthgrades, the leading national online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care. For the second year in a row, Healthgrades gave BMC its Joint Replacement Excellence Award and ranked it among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement.

BMC has also received, for the eighth consecutive year, the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award. In addition, BMC achieved numerous five-star rankings for the treatment of illnesses and surgical procedures. A five-star rating indicates that BMC’s clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.

BMC’s joint-replacement surgery and pulmonary-care services are among the top 5% in the nation as measured by lowest risk-adjusted mortality/complications, according to the evaluation from Healthgrades. Every year Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

“We are proud of the exceptional quality of care our physicians, nurses, and staff deliver to our community in all specialties,” said David Phelps, president and CEO of Berkshire Health Systems. “The consistent excellent outcomes achieved by BMC and our clinicians and staff give our community confidence that the care they receive right here at home is equal to or better than the most elite hospitals in the nation.”

BMC also achieved Healthgrades five-star ratings for sepsis, repiratory failure, treatment of diabetic emergencies, total knee replacement, total hip replacement, hip-fracture treatment, pneumonia, COPD, and bariatric surgery. It also earned Healthgrades’ Critical Care Excellence Award and Women’s Health Excellence Award, and was named among the nation’s top 10% for Critical Care and Women’s Health.

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