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Reid receives pulmonary care, other HealthGrades awards

Date
2012-10-24

Pulmonary care at Reid Hospital is in the top 10% in the nation according to a new report from HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make informed decisions about a physician or hospital. Reid also received five-star ratings and recognition for other services including joint and total knee replacement, treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia, carotid surgery and GI procedures.

 

The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: HealthGrades Report to the Nation, evaluates how approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for nearly 30 of the most common conditions treated and procedures performed from 2009 through 2011.

 

In its study published today, HealthGrades found that patients have a 75% lower risk of dying when treated at a hospital receiving five stars than if they were treated at a hospital receiving one star, based on risk-adjusted mortality rates across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke and pneumonia. HealthGrades also found that 235,378 lives could have potentially been saved during 2009-2011 if all hospitals performed at a 5-star level.

 

Making objective measures of hospital quality more publicly available is imperative for helping consumers make more informed provider decisions. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for HealthGrades, 89% of Americans in 27 top designated market areas believe hospital performance (defined as how well patients do at that hospital compared to others) is important but only 37% know where to find the information.

 

Reid’s awards include:

Hospital-wide

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)

Orthopedic

  • Five-Star Recipient for Joint Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

Pulmonary

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013
  • Ranked #6 in Indiana for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in Indiana for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013 (Ranked 6 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)

Vascular

  • Ranked #2 in Indiana for Vascular Surgery in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in Indiana for Vascular Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013) (Ranked 2 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)

Gastrointestinal

  • Five-Star Recipient for GI Procedures and Surgeries in 2013

Critical Care

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis in 2013

 

“This is not only a reflection of our dedication to patient safety and quality care, it truly highlights the exceptional talent of our individual team members who work extraordinarily hard each day to provide our patients and their families the level of care and service they deserve,” said Craig Kinyon, Reid President/CEO.

 

Sally Stohler, director of quality and patient safety, said the awards reflect the vigilant work of teams who develop and monitor best practice in care across the spectrum. “We have active teams that evaluate and monitor the care in a variety of disease states, like pulmonary, vascular, critical care. There is a lot of time and effort made to make sure we provide the best, most up to date care in all these areas.”

 

For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, HealthGrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed at short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. HealthGrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving 5 stars had, on average, 75% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals receiving 1 star (across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke, and pneumonia).

 

HealthGrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades risk adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby taking into account how sick patients were before they were admitted to the hospital.

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