Stroke & Pulmonary care at Faith Regional Health Services is among the top 10% in the nation as measured by volume-weighted performance according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital for the right care. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*
This achievement is part of findings released today by Healthgrades and is featured in their 2017 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.
This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2013-2015, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 223,412 could potentially have been saved and 162,215 complications could potentially have been avoided.* A 5-star rating indicates that a hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
For the 2017 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared Specialty Excellence Award Recipients as a group, to all other hospitals, found that patients treated at hospitals receiving the Stroke Care Specialty Excellence Award have, on average a 32.9% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.* Additionally, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Pulmonary Care Specialty Excellence Award have, on average a 46.4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not 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 excellence patient care is reflected in the Healthgrades 2017 Stroke and Pulmonary Excellence Awards and many others. I am proud to accept this designation on behalf of all the dedicated staff at Faith Regional.”
In 2014, The Joint Commission in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association certified Faith Regional Health Services as a Primary Stroke Center meaning the hospital’s stroke program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. The recognition from Healthgrades is one more example of Faith Regional’s commitment to providing the highest level of care for its stroke patients.
Faith Regional Health Services has also received a 5-Star for Treatment of Heart Failure, Total Hip Replacement, Gallbladder Removal, Sepsis, and Respiratory Failure in 2017.
“Consumers have many choices regarding where to receive their healthcare, which is why it’s so vital that they understand outcomes performance at specific hospitals for specific conditions and procedures,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “Those hospitals that have achieved a specialty excellence distinction in Cardiac, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Pulmonary, Gastrointestinal, and Critical Care from Healthgrades exemplify a commitment to exceptional quality of patient care.”
*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures, as well as an evaluation of comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 18 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 2017 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.