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October 30, 2018

National Study Finds Faith Regional in Top 10 Percent in Nation for Stroke Care

Healthgrades 2019 Stroke Care Excellence Award iconStroke Care at Faith Regional Health Services is among the top 10 percent in the nation, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of findings featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation, which found that clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as reporting on outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.*

This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. From 2015-2017, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Stroke Care Specialty Excellence Award have, on average a 38.1% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

“It’s an honor to be recognized nationally with the Stroke Care Excellence Award for the third consecutive year,” said Kelly Driscoll, President and CEO. “The dedication from our medical providers and staff to consistently deliver exemplary, high-quality patient care is why Faith Regional is bestowed with awards like this one and so many others. I’m proud to accept this award on behalf of Faith Regional.”

Faith Regional Health Services was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 5 Years in a Row (2015-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 6 Years in a Row (2014-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 6 Years in a Row (2014-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 4 Years in a Row (2016-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 6 Years in a Row (2014-2019)

“With so many choices for care, consumers often find that their health journey can be difficult to navigate,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Information about hospital quality is helpful as they make decisions for their health, and Faith Regional Health Services has distinguished itself as an exceptional organization for Stroke Care.”