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Rose de Lima Recognized for Bariatric Surgery Excellence


St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Rose de Lima Campus has achieved the Healthgrades 2013 Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.

The recognition distinguishes the Rose de Lima Campus as a top performing hospital in bariatric surgery.

“Receiving the Excellence Award for Bariatric Surgery from Healthgrades means a great deal to St. Rose,” said Teressa Conley, interim president/CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Rose de Lima Campus. “The award recognizes what we continue to strive for – superior performance and outcomes for our patients.”

“Recent data on obesity prevalence in the United States shows that more than one-third, or roughly 78 million Americans, are now obese. For those consumers considering bariatric surgery, the Healthgrades report underscores the importance of understanding all of one’s treatment options and the need to select a hospital accordingly,” said Evan Marks, EVP, strategy and clinical informatics, Healthgrades. “The Healthgrades 2013 Bariatric Surgery Award recipients have demonstrated exceptional performance and a dedicated approach when it comes to bariatric care.”

For the report, Healthgrades analyzed clinical outcomes of 204,069 bariatric surgery discharges from 467 hospitals in 18 states where data are publicly available from 2009 through 2011. Healthgrades measured hospital performance based on risk-adjusted in-hospital complications – preventable problems patients had during their hospital stay. Patients having bariatric surgery at hospitals with 5-star performance in bariatric surgery are 71 percent less likely to experience in-hospital complications than patients at hospitals with 1 star and 46 percent less likely at hospitals with 3 stars. If all hospitals from 2009 through 2011 had performed at the level of hospitals with 5 stars, 6,417 patients could have potentially avoided a major in-hospital complication.

See the complete Healthgrades 2013 Bariatric Surgery Report: Your Choices Influence Your Outcome, including full methodology.

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