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Dignity Health Methodist Hospital of Sacramento Receives Healthgrades Excellence Awards


Dignity Health Methodist Hospital has received the Healthgrades excellence awards for stroke care and joint replacement, placing the hospital among the top 10 percent in the nation for these treatments.

Sacramento, CA, October 30, 2018 – Stroke care and joint replacement at Dignity Health Methodist Hospital of Sacramento are 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.*

Methodist Hospital is the Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for six years in a row (2014-2019), and the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for six years in a row (2014-2019).

“We are honored to be recognized by Healthgrades,”said Phyllis Baltz, president, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento. “These excellence awards are the direct result of the high quality care and commitment of our physicians, nurses and staff on a daily basis.”

“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 Methodist Hospital of Sacramento has distinguished itself as an exceptional organization for stroke and joint replacement.”

Methodist Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for seven years in a row (2013-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 13 years in a row (2007-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for seven years in a row (2013-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for seven years in a row (2013-2019)

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 usingall-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 Methodist Hospital

Established in 1973, Methodist Hospital is a full-service community hospital committed to providing excellence in health care for residents living in Sacramento's southern suburbs, including Laguna, Elk Grove and Galt. For additional information about Methodist Hospital, please visit us at DignityHealth.org/Sacramento. Methodist Hospital is part of Dignity Health- a 22-state network of 10,000 physicians, 60,000 employees, 40 acute care hospitals and more than 400 plus care centers, including neighborhood hospitals, urgent care, surgery, imaging centers, home health and primary care clinics. In the Sacramento area, Dignity Health operates Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Woodland Memorial Hospital and Dignity Health Medical Foundation.

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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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