Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park was one of nine hospitals in Maryland that rated strong in new surgery ratings published by Consumer Reports on July 31.

The ratings look at how more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals compare in avoiding adverse events in Medicare patients for 27 kinds of scheduled surgery. Some of the key measures used to compile the ratings included patient outcomes, such as avoiding infections, complications, readmissions and adverse events, patient experience data and hospital protocols.

Washington Adventist Hospital Surgeon and Nurse at workConsumer Reports looked at results for 27 different types of scheduled surgeries to develop an overall surgery rating, as well as ratings for five different procedures including back surgery, replacements of the hip or knee, and procedures to remove blockages in arteries in the heart (angioplasty) or neck (carotid artery surgery).

These new surgery ratings are meant to shed light on hospital quality and help patients make informed decisions when choosing hospitals for their procedures, says Consumer Reports.

“Safety is important and how safety can be measured should be a consideration in choosing a hospital,” said Dr. Randall Wagner, chief medical officer at Washington Adventist Hospital. “Consumer Reports validates our efforts in making quality and safety a priority when caring for our patients.”

Washington Adventist Hospital’s expert surgeons perform a wide range of surgical services ranging from routine to complex surgeries. With the support of surgical nurses, anesthesiologists and technicians, Washington Adventist Hospital is here to provide you with the latest advances in surgical innovation and patient-centered care.