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Healthgrades Awards Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals


Dignity Health Central Coast, which includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH), French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), has collectively received 44 awards from Healthgrades. Healthgrades is the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care.

Dignity Health Central Coast’s achievement is part of new findings and data released today on Healthgrades.com and in the Healthgrades 2015 Report to the NationEvery year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

Among its 44 honors from Healthgrades, AGCH, FHMC, and MRMC received five-star awards for clinical outcomes and service excellence awards. A five-star rating indicates that a hospital’s clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.

“These honors are a testament of Dignity Health of the Central Coast’s commitment to the highest level of safe, quality health care services that our employees and physicians provide each and every day,” says Charles J. Cova, senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health. “We have made and continue to make a significant commitment to education and training, and we continue to invest in state-of-the-art technologies that allow them to provide the highest quality of care available.”

Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of the analysis, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades risk adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby taking into account how sick patients are upon admission.

“The Healthgrades analysis shows that not all hospitals perform equally in all procedures, so it is important that consumers do their homework when selecting a hospital,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer for Healthgrades.  “Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional clinical quality care.” 

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare-patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 33 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 better than expected), 3-star (statistically as expected) and 1-star (statistically worse than expected) categories. Detailed performance information, such as cohort-specific outcomes data and quality achievements, as well as more information on the Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

Dignity Health Central Coast’s new Healthgrades awards, also listed on the AGCH, FHMC, and MRMC websites in the Award Winning Hospital section, include:

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital 

  • Five-Star rating for Total Knee Replacement, 12 years in a row (2004-2015)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for three years in a row (2013-2015)                      
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award for three years in a row (2013-2015)

French Hospital Medical Center

  • Five-Star rating for Treatment of Heart Attack, seven years in a row (2009-2015)
  • Five-Star rating for Treatment of Heart Failure for three years in a row (2013-2105)
  • Five-Star rating for Defibrillator Procedures for two years in a row (2014-2015)
  • Five-Star rating for Pacemaker Procedures for two years in a row (2014- 2015)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for six years in a row (2010-2015)
  • Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement for six years in a row (2010-2015) 
  • Five-Star rating for Total Knee Replacement for 13 years in a row (2003-2015) 
  • Five-Star rating for Total Hip Replacement for six years in a row (2010-2015)
  • Five-Star rating for Hip Fracture Treatment for five years in a row (2011-2015) 
  • Healthgrades 2015 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2015
  • Five-Star ranking for Treatment of Pneumonia for five years in a row (2011-2015)
  • Healthgrades 2015 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2015
  • Five-Star rating for Treatment of Sepsis for four years in a row (2012-2015) 
  • Five-Star rating for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for two years in a row (2014-2015)
  • Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2013-2014) 
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety for two years in a row (2013-2014) 
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety for two years in a row (2013-2014)

Marian Regional Medical Center

  • Five Star rating for Treatment of Heart Failure for two years in a row (2014-2015) 
  • Five Star rating for Total Knee Replacement for two years in a row (2014-2015)
  • Five Star rating for Hip Fracture Treatment for two years in a row (2014-2015)
  • Healthgrades 2015 Neurosciences Excellence Award™
  • Healthgrades 2015 Stroke Care Excellence Award™
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2015
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2015
  • Five Star rating for Treatment of Stroke for two years in a row (2014-2015)
  • Healthgrades 2015 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2015
  • Five Star ranking for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for two years in a row (2014-2015) 
  • Five Star ranking for Carotid Surgery for six years in a row (2010-2015)
  • Healthgrades 2015 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2015
  • Five Star ranking for Colorectal Surgeries for two years in a row (2014-2015)
  • Five Star ranking for Treatment of GI Bleed for four  years in a row (2014-2015)
  • Five Star ranking for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for two years in a row (2014-2015)
  • Five Star ranking for Treatment of Sepsis for five years in a row (2011-2015)
  • Five Star ranking for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for three years in a row (2013-2015)
  • Five Star ranking for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies for two years in a row (2014-2015)

About Dignity Health Central Coast

Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. For more information visit www.arroyograndehospital.org; www.frenchmedicalcenter.org; www.marianmedicalcenter.org

 

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