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Beebe Healthcare Named America’s 100 Best for Pulmonary Care

Beebe Healthcare has been named as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. From 2017-2019, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award have, on average a 52.4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

“Beebe’s Respiratory and Pulmonary teams are committed to providing quality care to our patients and their dedication to excellence made this designation possible,” said David A. Tam, MB, MBA, FACHE, President & CEO, Beebe Healthcare. “This year, we are especially proud of our Respiratory and Pulmonary teams as they have also faced the challenges of COVID-19.”

Beebe is especially dedicated to improving the health of patients with COPD. After being diagnosed, patients are followed closely by patient care navigators for a 90-day period. These care navigators make personal connections with the patients and address many of the non-typical needs that patients struggle with.

In addition, Beebe has developed a Mobile Integrated Health initiative pilot through the state for eligible COPD patients. Patients are visited by local EMS personnel on a weekly basis to touch base, assess the patient’s condition, and provide support when needed. This program was recently one of the recipients of Beebe Healthcare’s Quality and Safety Awards for 2020.

Beebe has also established the Better Breather’s support group, which encourages the use of harmonicas to promote healthy air exchange.  

In addition, Beebe has an American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation accredited Pulmonary Rehab program dedicated to helping patients with chronic lung conditions to improve lung function, reduce symptoms, and improve quality of life.

Beebe Healthcare was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 18 Years in a Row (2004-2021)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis in 2021

Learn more about Beebe's Quality Care & Awards.


For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at

“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”


* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018.