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Dignity Health’s St. John’s Regional Medical Center is Top-Ranked in California for Cardiac Care, Cardiology, and Coronary Intervention


OXNARD, Calif. – January 17, 2023 – Dignity Health—St. John's Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) in Oxnard ranks #1 in California for Coronary Intervention and #2 for Cardiac Care and Cardiology according to a new analysis released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. Additionally, SJRMC is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention for nine years in a row (2015-2023) and America’s 100 Best for Cardiac Care for four years in a row (2020-2023). 

For the State Ranking analysis, Healthgrades evaluated clinical performance for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide focusing on 18 key specialties across a mix of chronic, urgent, and surgical specialty areas. SJRMC is the only hospital in Ventura County to be named one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention and Cardiac Care in 2023.

“Ranking #1 in California for Coronary Intervention is a direct result of our people recognizing the need for excellence and working together while always having our patients’ best interest at heart,” said Barry Wolfman, President & CEO of St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Hospital Camarillo. “I am incredibly proud of our excellent physicians, the entire cardiac team and everyone at St. John’s.”

Hospitals recognized as top-ranked in their state by Healthgrades are providing patients with consistently better-than-expected clinical outcomes. For example, patients treated at hospitals receiving a state ranking for Coronary Intervention have, on average, a 45.5% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that were not state ranked for Coronary Intervention.*

"Being ranked #1 in California for Coronary Intervention is a testament to St. John's Regional Medical Center’s continued commitment to top-quality care. Hospitals receiving a #1 ranking in their state have a proven track record of delivering superior outcomes for the patients in their community," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science, Healthgrades. “For almost 25 years, our mission has been to provide consumers with clear and accessible information to make more informed healthcare decisions. Patients can feel confident knowing that they have access to #1 ranked care for Coronary Intervention at St. John's Regional Medical Center.”

St. John's Regional Medical Center was also recognized with the following achievements announced in October 2022:

  • America’s 250 Best Hospitals' Award for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention for 9 Years in a Row (2015-2023)

  • Cardiac Care Excellence Award for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)

  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award for 12 Years in a Row (2012-2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery (2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 12 Years in a Row (2012-2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures (2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment (2023)

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)

  • Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award (2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery (2023)

  • Critical Care Excellence Award for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 5 Years in a Row (2019-2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)

  •  Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)

“Receiving such high recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication our teams put into ensuring our patients receive advanced level care,” said David Schmidt, MD, medical director of cardiovascular services at St. John’s Regional Medical Center. “This ranking is validation to our patients that they are being cared for by such an accomplished and skilled team of health care professionals.”

Consumers can visit healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access the complete recipient list and methodology here.

For the State Ranking analysis, Healthgrades evaluated Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance. Each of the 18 specialties considered for state ranking have eligibility requirements specific to the nature and intent of the achievement that are aligned with requirements for Specialty Excellence Awards in those areas. State Rankings may reference a singular cohort (e.g. Stroke Care) or require the combination of a grouping of cohorts (e.g. Critical Care).  For each hospital, Healthgrades assigns an overall score for each specialty area based on hospital performance as determined by z-score or average of volume-weighted z-scores when more than one condition or procedure is included in the award. The strength of a hospital's single z-score or average of volume-weighted z-scores, is the key driver in ranking determination. Additionally, hospital eligibility for State Ranking awards requires a hospital receive a rating in the cohort(s) included in the determination of the award, no One-Star ratings in the cohort(s) included in the determination of the award, and at least one Five-Star rating in a cohort included in the determination of the award.

 *Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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About Dignity Health - St. John's Regional Medical Center

Founded in 1912, Dignity Health - St. John's Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is a 365-bed, acute care, non-profit hospital located in Oxnard, Calif. Serving Ventura County for more than one hundred years, SJRMC has been named a Top 250 hospital by Healthgrades. As a leader in stroke care, SJRMC is the first and only Certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in Ventura County and is a recipient of the American Heart Association's, Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Designated as a STEMI Receiving Center, SJRMC is highly recognized for excellence in cardiac care and has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Shield of California. Its Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. SJRMC is home to the only all-private room, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Ventura County. Learn more at DignityHealth.org/StJohnsRegional.

 

Publish date: 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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