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Englewood Hospital Excels in Clinical Outcomes for Hip and Spine Care

Hospital Named 5-Star Recipient by Healthgrades for Hip Fracture Treatment and Spinal Surgery; Also Recognized for Gallbladder Removal Surgery

October 26, 2020 — Englewood Hospital has been recognized as a 5-star recipient in hip fracture treatment, gallbladder removal surgery, and spinal fusion surgery outcomes by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

This achievement—the third consecutive year for hip fracture treatment and gallbladder removal surgery—is part of the Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital leaders.

“This recognition demonstrates the commitment of our entire team to make exceptional care a top priority at Englewood Health,” said Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, NE-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Englewood Health. “As we remind the community the importance of not delaying care, this acknowledgment is more vital than ever.”

For the 2021 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared hospitals with statistically better-than-expected performance (5 stars), as a group, to those with statistically worse-than-expected performance (1 star) and found that from 2017 through 2019, patients having hip fracture repair in hospitals with 5 stars had, on average, a 47.7% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1 star.*

“At a time when the healthcare field is facing unprecedented challenges, we are especially proud to be recognized for providing high-quality, safe care with industry-leading outcomes,” said Jamie Ketas, vice president of quality at Englewood Health.

Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars, on average, 218,785 lives could potentially have been saved and 148,681 complications could potentially have been avoided.*

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).

“Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades 5-star rating for hip fracture treatment, gallbladder removal surgery, and spinal fusion surgery demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients.”

Englewood Hospital also received the Healthgrades 2020 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™, Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™, 5-star recognition for vaginal delivery, and 5-star recognition for C-section delivery, all for five years in a row. The Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ places Englewood Hospital in the top 5% of all hospitals evaluated and recognizes the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ recognizes Englewood Hospital for exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery, as well as care of women undergoing gynecologic procedures. Englewood Hospital is in the top 10% of hospitals evaluated for this award.

See the complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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