High-Quality Care and Recognition
Performance You Can Trust
It's one thing to say that you're better, but it's another thing altogether to demonstrate that you are. Alaska Regional Hospital is proud of our track record of excellence in patient care. Our delivery of high-quality care is consistent, as proven by the quality performance and recognition we receive year after year. Here is a list of recent accomplishments and awards received from third-party quality agencies within the healthcare industry:
Quality Awards and Ratings
- US News and World Report rated Alaska Regional as the 47th best hospital in the United States for orthopedics.
- Alaska Regional is the only Alaska hospital on US News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list.
- “Commitment to Quality Award,” 2012 from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health
- “Excellence in Health Care Quality,” 2004 from Qualis Health for surgical site infection prevention
- "Hospital Quality Achievement Award," 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. ARH is the only Anchorage hospital to receive this award four years in a row
HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, provides quality ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians.
#1 in Alaska, per HealthGrades
Overall Orthopedic Services - 4 years in a row (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Joint Replacement - 6 years in a row (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Spine Surgery - 2012
Overall Cardiac Services - 2010
Cardiology Services - 2 years in a row (2009, 2010)
Coronary Interventional Procedures - 3 years in a row (2008, 2009, 2010)
HealthGrades independently and objectively rates the quality of care for nearly every hospital in the country, for each of twenty-eight procedures and diagnoses – from bypass surgery to knee replacement to treatment for a heart attack. The analysis is “risk adjusted,” and ratings are based on an analysis of approximately 40 million patient records over a three-year period from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as state governments.