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Rose Medical Center achieves Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 3 years in a Row (2015-2017)
Sky Ridge Medical Center achieves the 2017 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award;
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ for 2 years in a Row (2016-2017)
Denver, CO (October 19, 2016) – HealthONE hospitals are among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care, Cranial Neurosurgery, and Gastrointestinal Care as measured by volume-weighted performances 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.*
HealthONE facilities, including The Medical Center of Aurora, Rose Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center and North Suburban Medical Center, have also achieved several Five-Star ratings for their quality of care in Treatment of Heart Attack and Heart Failure, Pneumonia and COPD, Stroke, Colorectal Surgeries, and Bowel Obstruction.
“HealthONE’s commitment to the highest possible patient care and quality standards is evidenced by Healthgrades performance review,” stated Sylvia Young, President and CEO of HealthONE.
“This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our employees and providers in providing exceptional care to every patient, every day.”
These achievements are part of findings released today by Healthgradesand are 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.
“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 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 Nationand detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality
HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees. As part of the HealthONE family, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care. In addition, our family of services includes six hospital free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, CareNow urgent care and occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region.
**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.