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Dominican Hospital is a Healthgrades Five Star Recipient

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Dignity Health Dominican Hospital today announced that it has received 5 star recognition for the quality of its care of gastrointestinal bleeds and gallbladder removal surgery from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care.

A 5 star rating indicates that Dominican Hospital's clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated. 

“We are honored to earn this Healthgrades distinction for gastrointestinal care,” said Nanette Mickiewicz, MD, Dominican Hospital president. “Our gastroenterology medical team is highly skilled and knowledgeable, and the technology available in our new endoscopy suite is the most advanced in the Monterey Bay area. We are proud to provide outstanding quality care for our community.” 

These achievements are part of new findings released today in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally, and at the local level, and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes.

About the Report

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, and assessed hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures. 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 Nation with detailed cohort-specific outcomes data, hospital-specific quality achievements, and detailed study methodology, can be found at  

Dominican Hospital has received several recognitions from Healthgrades, including:

America's 100 Best hospitals

  • Coronary Intervention, 2016

Top 5% in the Nation

  • Coronary Interventional Procedures, 2016 

Top 10% in the Nation

  • Coronary Interventional Procedures, 2016
  • Cardiac Surgery, 2016
  • General Surgery, 2016

Excellence Award

  • Coronary Interventional Procedures, 2016
  • Cardiac Surgery, 2016
  • General Surgery, 2016

Five-Star Awards

  • Gallbladder Removal Surgery, three years in a row, 2015-2017
  • Sepsis, two years in a row, 2015-2016
  • Coronary Bypass Surgery, 2016
  • Coronary Interventional Procedures, three years in a row, 2014-2016
  • Stroke, two years in a row, 2014-2015
  • Heart Attack, 2015
  • Pacemaker Procedures, 2015
  • Total Hip Replacement, 2015
  • Prostate Removal Surgery, 2015
  • GI Bleed, 2015 and 2017

About Dominican Hospital 

Dignity Health Dominican Hospital has been caring for the Santa Cruz County community for more than 70 years. Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center.

Dominican's services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, advanced neurological and endoscopic services, and an expert heart and vascular team treating some of the most complex cardiac cases in the Monterey Bay area. Dominican regularly receives ‘A' grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.  

Publish date: 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Christine McMurry, Director of External Communications

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