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St. Rose Receives Two Healthgrades Excellence Awards


Two Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican campuses – Siena and San Martín – have achieved Healthgrades 2014 Excellence Awards™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.

The recognition distinguishes the Siena Campus as a top performing hospital in neurosurgery and the San Martín campus as a top performing hospital in pulmonary care among all hospitals nationwide. Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican also received 18 5-star ratings between the three campuses in a number of clinical areas.

“Receiving the Excellence Award for both neurosurgery and pulmonary care from Healthgrades means a great deal to St. Rose,” said Rod Davis, president and CEO of Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican and senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “The award recognizes what we continue to strive for – superior performance and outcomes for our patients.”

“As American policy-makers focus more intently on ways to lower healthcare costs and improve quality, patients are being asked to assume more responsibility for their healthcare decisions – from selection of their health plan to the associated network of physicians and hospitals,” said Evan Marks, EVP, Strategy and Informatics, Healthgrades. “Since all hospitals do not perform equally in all procedures, patients can have confidence that by selecting physicians associated with a hospital with a 5-star rating, patients are more likely to experience better health outcomes, and reduce costs.”

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 31 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades awards hospitals 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 for individual hospitals may be found at www.healthgrades.com/find-a-hospital.

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