The Whittington Hospital has a significantly lower than expected mortality rate, according to the 2013 Dr Foster Hospital Guide.
The guide provides an assessment of standards and services at hospitals in England using seven key measures of mortality.
It names the hospital as one of 20 hospital trusts that are low on at least two of Dr Foster’s main measures .
The Whittington Hospital has a significantly lower than expected Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio (HSMR) – a measure of deaths occurring in hospitals.
The guide also shows that the hospital has a low mortality rate in the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) - another key measure of hospital mortality.
According to the latest data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre, which publishes figures for the SHMI, the hospital had the lowest figures for April 2012 to March 2013.
Dr Martin Kuper, medical director at Whittington Health, said: “We are very proud of our strong reputation for providing safe patient care.
“We are particularly proud to have the lowest death rate in England in the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI).
“The indicator shows mortality rates at the hospital and after discharge. Our ranking as having the lowest mortality rate in the SHMI is testament to the excellent care provided by our staff both at The Whittington Hospital and in the community.
“We are committed to providing better coordinated care in the hospital and community, and will continue to strive for safe care for our patients.”
The SHMI is the ratio between the actual number of patients who die while in hospital or in the 30 days following discharge and the number who would be expected to die given the characteristics of the patients treated there, on the basis of average England figures.
For the last two years, The Whittington Hospital has had a strong reputation for safe care, consistently having one of the lowest death rates in England, which is a key criteria for measuring patient safety.