Frederick Health is a national leader for patient care and a recipient of the Healthgrades 2022 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™. This places Frederick Health among the top two percent of all hospitals for clinical care and patient outcomes across treatment of the most common conditions and procedures. Frederick Health has received the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award for three consecutive years (2020-2022).

“Frederick Health is honored to be recognized as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 best hospitals in the nation. Being named one of America’s 100 best hospitals, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is a true testament to the skill and dedication of our award-winning team. I am very proud of what Frederick Health has been able to accomplish and of the continued care that we bring to our families, friends, neighbors, and community,” said Tom Kleinhanzl, president & CEO of Frederick Health.

Methodology Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals, with data insights not available anywhere else. To assess overall hospital performance, Healthgrades reviewed outcomes across more than 31 of the most common procedures and conditions. Recipients of this award have consistently delivered better than expected outcomes for their patients.

Impact America’s 100 Best Hospitals award recipients are making an impact. From 2018-2020, patients treated in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades top 100 hospitals recognition, on average, had a 25.4 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 Frederick Health and other 2022 Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals, 162,830 lives could potentially have been saved from 2018-2020.*

Frederick Health has also received the: America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ (2019-2022); America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ (2020-2022); America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries™ (2020-2022); America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ (2017-2022); America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery™ (2021-2022); Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019-2022); Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2021-2022); Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2016-2022); Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2016-2022); Surgical Care Excellence Award™ in 2022.

Frederick Health is the only hospital in the State of Maryland to receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery and Gastrointestinal Care Awards in 2022.

“We are proud to recognize Frederick Health as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for 2022,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As an America’s 100 Best hospital, Frederick Health’s clinical performance and patient outcomes outpaced nearly all other hospitals in the country. We believe these distinguished hospitals are leading the industry and setting the standard for providing safe and quality care.”

With tools like hospital ratings and awards, Healthgrades helps consumers make confident healthcare decisions by enabling the evaluation and comparison of hospital performance to find the highest quality care. Visit’s-best-hospitals for an in-depth look at Fredrick Health’s performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in Frederick 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 three year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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