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Healthgrades names Norwalk Hospital one of America's 50 best hospitals

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Norwalk Hospital among top 1% of hospitals in the nation.


Norwalk Hospital is one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2024, and the only hospital in Connecticut to be named, according to new research released by Healthgrades, a resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor.


This achievement puts Norwalk Hospital in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance and, along with numerous other accolades from Healthgrades, reflects Norwalk Hospital’s commitment to exceptional patient care.


“We are so proud and honored to be recognized with an America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for quality care,” Norwalk Hospital President Peter Cordeau said. “This prestigious acknowledgment is a testament to the unwavering dedication and exceptional care provided by our talented healthcare professionals, staff, and leadership team. It reflects our commitment to excellence, patient-centered approach, and continuous pursuit of advancements in healthcare. We are honored to serve our community with the highest standards of medical care, and this recognition inspires us to further elevate our commitment to the well-being of our patients. Together, we will continue to push boundaries, innovate, and set new benchmarks in healthcare for the benefit of those we are privileged to serve.”


To determine the top hospitals for 2024, Healthgrades evaluated risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for more than 30 conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Unlike other hospital studies, Healthgrades ratings are based solely on what matters most: patient outcomes. The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed significant variation in hospital performance, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs. From 2020-2022, if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to America’s 50 Best Hospitals, 176,124 lives could potentially have been saved.*


“Healthgrades commends Norwalk Hospital for their leadership and continued dedication to high quality care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals, Norwalk Hospital is elevating the standard for quality care nationwide and ensuring superior outcomes for the patients in their community.”


Other Norwalk 2024 Healthgrades quality recognitions include:


  • America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2024, 2023,2022) — Named top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality.
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2024, 2023) — Recognizing superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies.
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2024)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2024) — Acknowledging our excellence in gastrointestinal surgeries and related treatments.
  • America’s 100 Best Hospital’s for Stroke Care Award™ (2024, 2023, 2022) Recognizing superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke. 
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2024) — Acknowledging superior clinical outcomes in gastrointestinal surgery.


Consumers can visit to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of how we rate and why hospital quality matters here.


*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Go here to view the complete 2024 America’s Best Hospital Awards Methodology.