Award places Regional Among Top 5% of Hospitals in Nation

San Jose, CA — Regional Medical Center of San Jose has received the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction makes Regional one of the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance.

"This is an outstanding reflection of our total commitment to excellence in patient care," said Mike T. Johnson, FACHE, President and CEO. "For patients we serve, this recognition represents objective confirmation that we are continuing to offer the highest quality care."

Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients are differentiated by their overall clinical excellence, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications) across 30 of the most common diagnoses/procedures.

At top-performing U.S. hospitals, patients are significantly less likely to die or experience complications while undergoing treatment for any of several common procedures and conditions compared to the majority of American hospitals.

"National honors like this are important, but not just for awards," said Alvin Haynes, MD, Chief Medical Officer. "It is a tribute to the team approach of Regional's physicians and staff to improve patient safety and assure the best possible patient outcomes."

In addition to the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™, Regional has received 9 Healthgrades 5-Star Ratings and 3 Healthgrade Quality Awards.

About Regional Medical Center of San Jose

Regional Medical Center of San Jose is a Level II Trauma Center staffed by in-house specialists 24/7/365. The hospital provides a host of technologically-advanced services including Cardiovascular, Neuro, Orthopedic and General Surgery, Interventional Pulmonology, along with multi-organ Cancer Care, and services for Women and Children. Regional holds Joint Commission advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. It is a certified Chest Pain Center, Certified Atrial Fibrillation Program, county-designated STEMI (heart attack) receiving center, and an ACoS accredited Community Cancer Center. Regional is a recipient of Healthgrades 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. It is recognized by the Joint Commission as a 2011, 2012, 2013 Top Performing Hospital on Key Quality Measures™. The hospital has also been recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Healthgrades as a top performing hospital, and is home to the San Jose Institute for Robotic Surgery. For more information, visit:

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