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Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center Receives Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™


Pulmonary care at Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is among the top 10 percent in the nation. Congratulations to Mercy San Juan for achieving the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™.

Carmichael, CA, October 30, 2018 – Pulmonary Care at Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is among the top 10 percent in the nation, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of findings featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation, which found that clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as reporting on outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.*

“We are very pleased to be recognized by Healthgrades,” said Michael Korpiel, president, Mercy San Juan Medical Center. “This recognition honors our exceptional team of physicians, nurses and staff who make quality care a patient priority every day.”

“With so many choices for care, consumers often find that their health journey can be difficult to navigate,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Information about hospital quality is helpful as they make decisions for their health, and Mercy San Juan Medical Center has distinguished itself as an exceptional organization for pulmonary care.”

Mercy San Juan Medial Center was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Hip Fracture for two years in a row (2018-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for eight years in a row (2012-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for four years in a row (2016–2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for nine years in a row (2011-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for nine years in row (2011-2019)

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia. 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 five-star (statistically significantly better than expected), three-star (not statistically different from expected) and one-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality/.

About Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County. The 370-bed facility is one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers with Joint Commission certification for its Comprehensive Stroke Center, Perinatal Care Certificate of Excellence from The Joint Commission, Certificate of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission and Chest Pain Center Certification from The Joint Commission.

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* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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