Six CIGNA Quality Designations For CGH 
Tuesday, 10 November 2009 

CORAL GABLES, FL – Coral Gables Hospital announced that it has received six CIGNA quality designations for 2009. These designations mean that the hospital has met rigorous quality criteria based on nationally- recognized medical standards and expert advice.

Coral Gables Hospital received the following designations: Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Heart Attack, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Adult Pneumonia and Stroke.

"We are pleased that our hospital has been recognized by CIGNA for the high quality care that we provide," said Jay Miranda, chief executive officer of Coral Gables Hospital. "Our physicians and staff work very hard to provide quality patient care, and these designations are evidence of the high standard of care we deliver every day."

The CIGNA designations are based on the hospital’s effectiveness in treating the selected condition or performing the procedure. The designation measures and weighs complications, mortality and The Leapfrog Group Patient Safety Index.

About Coral Gables Hospital

A 256-bed acute care hospital at 3100 Douglas Road in the heart of historic Coral Gables, this community-based hospital serves much of South Dade County, as well as the Latin American and Caribbean populations. 

Coral Gables Hospital offers a broad range of services, from primary care to surgery and specialty care, including the Orthopedic Joint Replacement Program and a comprehensive urology program.  The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.