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Flagler Hospital Among America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ for 2022 According to Healthgrades

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Flagler Hospital Among America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ for 2022 According to Healthgrades

St. Augustine, FL – February 8, 2022 – Flagler Hospital announced today that it has received the top achievement from Healthgrades - the 2022 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award. This recognition places Flagler Hospital among the top 1% of all hospitals in the country for clinical care and patient outcomes for the most common conditions and procedures. Flagler Hospital has been among Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 9 years, among America’s 100 Best for 5 years in a row, and now one of America’s 50 Best. Flagler is the only hospital in Florida named as recipient of both the America’s 50 Best Hospital Award and One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery for 2022.

“To be named among the best 50 hospitals in our nation reflects the unwavering commitment of every member of our team, from our community providers, to our staff on the front lines and in support roles, to our volunteers and our community partners. Even in the most challenging times, our board continues to ensure we are investing in our people, technology, education and in training to achieve the very best clinical outcome for every patient, every time," commented Flagler Hospital President & CEO, Jason Barrett. "Our community should be proud of this tremendous accomplishment, just as I am proud to work among such passionate people who truly care about our mission and maintain a commitment to caring for our community year after year."

America’s 50 Best Hospitals award recipients are making an impact. From 2018-2020, patients treated in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades top 50 hospitals recognition on average had a 21.7 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 17 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome. In fact, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals achieving the Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award, 157,292 lives could potentially have been saved from 2018-2020.*

“Being among America’s 50 Best Hospitals is the top achievement from Healthgrades,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Hospitals like Flagler Hospital are truly leading the nation and setting the standard for care delivery. We commend Flagler Hospital for their dedication to patient care and committing themselves to keeping their communities safe.”

With tools like hospital ratings and awards, Healthgrades helps consumers make confident health care decisions by enabling the evaluation and comparison of hospital performance to find the highest quality care. Visit for an in-depth look at Flagler Hospital’s performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in North Florida today. Consumers can also visit for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.