Faith Regional Health Services released today that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Stroke Care. Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* Healthgrades identified the 100 best-performing hospitals across all conditions or procedures evaluated within Stroke Care.
The achievement is part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes. For example, from 2014-2016, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award have, on average 36.4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
Additionally, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award are, on average 1.57 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*
“It is an honor to be recognized on a national level for the tremendous efforts and exemplary medical services carried out each and every day by our dedicated physicians and staff,” said Mark Klosterman, President and CEO of Faith Regional. “Their commitment to quality and delivering excellent patient care is reflected in Healthgrades America’s 100 Best for Stroke Care Award and so many others. I am proud to accept this designation on behalf of all the dedicated staff at Faith Regional.”
Faith Regional first become a Primary Stroke Center in 2013. Not only does the hospital meet or exceed national standards in stroke care, Faith Regional continually works to educate the community on recognizing the signs and symptoms of a stroke and to call 911 immediately.
“Many consumers believe that hospital quality is standardized, though the reality is that clinical quality and outcomes at hospitals vary widely across the country,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Healthgrades, Chief Medical Officer. “The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality of care and can distinguish themselves to consumers seeking care at high-quality facilities.”
In addition to being recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care, Faith Regional Health Services has been Named Among the Top 10% of the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for five years in a row (2014-2018) and Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2018. Faith Regional Health Services is also a Five-Star Recipient for Heart Failure for four years in a row (2015-2018), Total Knee Replacement in 2018, Treatment of Pneumonia for five years in a row (2014-2018), Treatment of Sepsis for three years in a row (2016-2018) and Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 5 years in a row (2014-2018).
*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 evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 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) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.