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March 17, 2022

Healthgrades celebrates North Shore Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital, as one of the Leading Hospitals in Early COVID Care North Shore Medical Center excelled in their response to COVID-19

Miami, FL - North Shore Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital, was among 24 stand-out hospitals across the country that provided exceptional care while treating the highest volumes of coronavirus patients, according to a company that surveys and analysis health data.

Healthgrades analyzed inpatient data (combined data from North Shore Medical Center and sister hospital, Florida Medical Center, a Campus of North Shore) from CMS for almost every hospital in the country with the exception of military and Veterans Administration hospitals during the first three quarters of 2020.  North Shore Medical Center was recognized for providing stellar COVID care at the start of the pandemic.

“Serving patients right here in the community is our highest priority. It is an honor to be recognized by Healthgrades for the incredible care provided by our team at the beginning of the COVID pandemic”, said Matthew K. Garner, President of North Shore Medical Center.  “Our teams held strong in their commitment to providing high quality care despite the uncertain and challenging situation presented by the pandemic. We could not be prouder of their effort and this recognition.”

The leaders at North Shore Medical Center were quick to activate corporate and hospital incident command systems, created special task forces and developed an aggressive internal communications plan to disseminate information to employees and medical staff.  One of the most challenging aspects early on was to keep the flow of critical supplies at levels to support and protect the safety of patients and the front line clinicians providing care. 

The leaders at North Shore Medical Center were quick to activate corporate and hospital incident command systems, created special task forces and developed an aggressive internal communications plan to disseminate information to employees and medical staff.  One of the most challenging aspects early on was to keep the flow of critical supplies at levels to support and protect the safety of patients and the front line clinicians providing care.

Other work done, included:

  • Working closely with ID physicians and managing infection prevention measures
  • Creating dedicated COVID-19 units
  • Restricted Visitation
  • Cross-training of team members to provide additional support to critical care units
  • Leadership stepping into frontline care and support roles
  • Stopping of all administrative meetings and projects to fully focus on patient care

For more information and to review the list of 24 standout hospitals, go to:

https://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/coronavirus/healthgrades-celebrates-leading-hospitals-in-early-covid-care?cid=63emHLN030222BONUS

About Steward Health Care System:
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers. 
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.