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OXNARD, CA – March 23, 2021 – St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a member of Dignity Health, is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ and Coronary Intervention™, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems.
“We are honored to be recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ and Coronary Intervention™,” said Darren W. Lee, President and CEO of St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital. “These awards demonstrate our commitment to providing nationally-ranked cardiac care and advanced technologies to our community.”
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. The new report demonstrates the importance of hospital quality to both hospital leaders and consumers.
“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and are starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ and Coronary Intervention™ for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”
From 2017 through 2019, patients treated at hospitals receiving America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ have, on average, a 28 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. And patients treated at hospitals that did not receive the award were 1.39 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that received the award.
During this same period, patients treated at hospitals receiving America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ have, on average, a 47 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. And patients treated at hospitals that did not receive the award were 1.90 times more likely to die than those treated at hospitals that received the award.
Other notable 2021 Healthgrades recognitions at St. John’s Regional Medical Center include:
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients and more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit Healthgrades.com/quality.
About Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center
St. John’s Regional Medical Center is a 265-bed acute care, award-winning facility. Serving Ventura County for more than one hundred years, St. John’s is the first and only Certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in Ventura County and a recipient of the American Heart Association’s, Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Designated as a STEMI Receiving Center, St. John’s is highly recognized in the community for excellence in cardiac care. Our Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and our Integrated Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. SJRMC houses a comprehensive Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, providing specialized care to the tiniest patients as well as a Beacon Award-Winning Intensive Care Unit. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.
Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.