Hospital Excels in Hip Fracture Treatment and Gallbladder Removal Surgery for 4th Year in a Row, Spinal Fusion Surgery Two Years in a Row and Repair of Abdominal Aorta and Defibrillator Procedures
October 19, 2021 – Englewood Health has received a 5-star rating in five categories from Healthgrades, including Hip Fracture Treatment, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Repair of Abdominal Aorta and Defibrillator Procedures. It is the fourth year in a row that Englewood has achieved this recognition for hip fracture treatment and gallbladder removal surgery, and the second year in a row for Spinal Fusion.
“Quality is always the top priority at Englewood Health,” said Jamie Ketas, vice president of quality at Englewood Health. “This recognition speaks to our entire team’s commitment to deliver safe, high-quality care, every day.”
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of mortality and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition.
“Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the differences of care provided by different hospitals. Consumers can feel confident that hospitals receiving a Healthgrades 5-star rating have demonstrated exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades.
According to Healthgrades, from 2018 through 2020, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,141 lives could potentially have been saved, and complications in 156,050 patients could potentially have been avoided.*
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 31 common conditions and procedures and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty care performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected), and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected).
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2017 through 2019. Due to the highly variable impact of the pandemic on hospital outcomes, Healthgrades made the decision to exclude cases with a COVID-19 diagnosis from the 2020 data in order to preserve the statistical integrity of our models and fairly evaluate clinical outcomes at all hospitals. View the complete methodology