Provena Mercy Medical Center is ranked in the Top 5% in the Nation for GI Surgery, according to a comprehensive annual study released today by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. The HealthGrades study analyzes tens of millions of patients’ outcomes – specifically, mortality and complication rates – at the nation’s 5,000 hospitals.
Patients highly value independent information on hospital quality performance. And in light of recent health reform measures, demand for this information is only likely to increase. In a recent survey of visitors to HealthGrades.com related to hospital quality, 94% ranked quality outcomes and ratings as very important compared to reputation (89%), volume (78%), and location (58%). Provena Mercy Medical Center stands committed to a culture of quality and transparency and is proud of the results that it’s Cardiac program has achieved.
Other HealthGrades ratings Provena Mercy Medical Center has achieved includes:
- Five-Star Rated for Valve Replacement Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2010-2011)
- Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2009-2011)
- Recipient of the HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence AwardTM in 2011
- Recipient of the HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence AwardTM in 2011
- Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for GI Surgery in 2011
- Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2011
- Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for GI Surgery in 2011
- Ranked Among the Top 5 or 10 in State for GI Surgery in 2011 (Ranked 6 in 2011)
- Five-Star Rated for GI Surgery in 2011
- Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction For 2 Years in a Row (2010-2011)
- Five-Star Rated for Cholecystectomy in 2011
According to the Thirteenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America study top-rated hospitals had a 53% lower mortality rate than the U.S. national average for 17 procedures and diagnoses ranging from bypass surgery to treatment for heart attack. When the top-rated hospitals were compared to the poorest performers, there was an even greater quality gap: a 72% lower risk of mortality.
The new 2011 HealthGrades hospital ratings were posted today, and are free to the public, at www.healthgrades.com.
HealthGrades Hospital Quality Ratings
HealthGrades’ hospital ratings and awards reflect the track record of patient outcomes at hospitals in the form of mortality and complication rates. HealthGrades rates hospitals independently based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being rated, and no hospital pays to be rated.
For 26 procedures and treatments, HealthGrades issues star ratings that reflect the mortality and complication rates for each category of care. Hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have mortality or complication rates that are below the national average, to a statistically significant degree. A 3-star rating means the hospital performs as expected. One-star ratings indicate the hospital’s mortality or complication rates in that procedure or treatment are statistically higher than average. Because the risk profiles of patient populations at hospitals are not alike, HealthGrades risk-adjusts the data to allow for equal comparisons.
More information on today’s HealthGrades study, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com.