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Englewood Hospital Named 5-Star Recipient for Appendectomy, Carotid Procedures, Gallbladder Surgery, Hip Fracture Treatment

Englewood Hospital Excels in Clinical Outcomes According to Healthgrades

November 12, 2019 — Englewood Hospital has been recognized as a 5-star recipient in appendectomy, carotid procedures, gallbladder surgery, and hip fracture treatment by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

This achievement—the fourth consecutive year for appendectomy and the second consecutive year for the other services—is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital leaders.

“These 5-star distinctions indicate that Englewood Hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated,” says Jamie Ketas, vice president of quality at Englewood Health.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data. Outcomes for appendectomy are determined using all-payer data provided by 15 states.

Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. From 2016-2018, if all hospitals performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars, on average, 220,019 lives could potentially have been saved and 149,403 complications could potentially have been avoided.*

For the 2020 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 2016‐2018, patients having hip fracture repair in hospitals with 5 stars had, on average, a 46.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1 star.* In addition from 2016‐2018, patients having carotid procedures in hospitals with 5 stars had, on average a 64.7% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1 star.*

“Receiving 5-star ratings in these areas for several years in a row reflects the dedication of the Englewood Health team to put patient needs first, therefore ensuring the best clinical outcomes,” says Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, NE-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Englewood Health. “As we hold ourselves to the highest standards of both quality and safety, our goal is to always provide an exceptional experience. This is made possible through the commitment of our providers, nurses and the entire healthcare team.”

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.

“Consumers have many choices when it comes to choosing a hospital where to receive care and the choice can be a matter of life and death,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “The hospitals that have been recognized as 5-star rated for specific procedures and conditions stand out above the rest for the ongoing dedication and commitment to providing exceptional care to their patients.”

See the complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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