Faith Regional Health Services announced today that it is one of three hospitals in Nebraska to achieve the Healthgrades 2015 Women’s Health Excellence Award™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The recognition distinguishes Faith Regional as a top performing hospital in women’s health across the nation.
“This award is an honor and tribute to the oustanding team providing patient-centered, high quality care throughout Faith Regional Health Services, including the areas of heart care, orthopedics, pulmonary and neurosciences,” said Mark Klosterman, FACHE, CMPE, President and CEO of Faith Regional. “We are excited about this recognition as women’s health will continue to be a focus and a priority at Faith Regional now and into the future.”
“The identification and treatment of medical conditions for women is very different than diagnosing and treating men, therefore it is vitally important that women understand their risks and select a hospital accordingly,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “The Healthgrades 2015 Women’s Health Excellence Award recipients have demonstrated exceptional performance and a dedicated approach to delivering superior quality care for women.”
Healthgrades 2015 Women’s Health Excellence Award recipient hospitals have the potential to save women’s lives. For the report, Healthgrades compared Women’s Health Excellence Award recipients as a group, to those hospitals eligible for the award but did not receive it, as a group, and found from 2011-2013:
• Women undergoing procedures where complications are the measured outcome at recipient hospitals, have, on average a 9.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals which did not receive the award.
• Women being treated for mortality based conditions at recipient hospitals have, for in-hospital mortality, on average a 31.6% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals which did not receive the award.*
Faith Regional Health Services is dedicated to providing comprehensive health services to women of all ages, at every stage of life. The hospital is a Primary Stroke Center and is in the process of becoming an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). In addition, Faith Regional has received the Five Star Excellence Award by Professional Research Consultants and has been recognized by Healthgrades in the areas of Cardiac, Critical, Gastrointestinal, Neurosciences, Orthopedic and Pulmonary Care.
To see the complete Healthgrades 2015 Report on Women’s Health, including full methodology, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.