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Local Dignity Health Hospitals Recognized by Healthgrades


New national report names Dignity Health hospitals in Sacramento County among the top hospitals in the U.S. for excellence in the treatment of serious medical conditions.

Dignity Health announced its hospitals in Sacramento County, including Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital, Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Dignity Health Methodist Hospital, and Dignity Health Mercy Hospital of Folsom, have been recognized for quality care for various procedures and conditions by Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care. 

These achievements are part of new findings and data released this week in the Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation. 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 33 common conditions and procedures

The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes and organizational costs. For example, from 2011-2013, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 228,426 lives could potentially have been saved and 169,298 complications could potentially have been avoided.*  

“We are honored to be recognized by Healthgrades,” said Laurie Harting, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health’s Greater Sacramento service area. “These awards reflect our commitment to providing quality care to our patients. I am so thankful for the daily contributions of our physicians, nurses and hospital staff. They are the ones who deserve this recognition.” 

Mercy General Hospital is the recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™. Mercy General is also named among the Top 10 percent in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2015 and a Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 13 years in a row (2003-2015) by Healthgrades. 

In addition, Mercy General is a recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2014 – 2015) and is named among the Top 5 percent in the nation and the Top 10 percent in the nation for the Treatment of Stroke for two years in a row (2014 – 2015). Additionally, the hospital is a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for four years in a row (2012 – 2015). 

Other notable Healthgrades recognitions at Mercy General Hospital include: 

  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2015 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Defibrillator Procedures in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aorta for two years in a row (2014 – 2015)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for six years in a row (2010 – 2015)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for three years in a row 
    (2013 – 2015)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for four years in a row 
    (2012 – 2015)
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the nation for GI Medical Treatment in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for five years in a row (2011 – 2015) 

Mercy San Juan Medical Center is the Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2014 – 2015) and named among the Top 10 percent in the nation for Treatment of Stroke for two years in a row (2014 – 2015). Additionally, the hospital is a Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Stroke for five years in a row (2011 – 2015). 

Mercy San Juan is the Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ and among the Top 5 percent and the Top 10 percent in the nation for Neurosurgery in 2015. The hospital is also a Five-Star Recipient for Neurosurgery for four years in a row (2012 – 2015). 

Other notable Healthgrades recognitions at Mercy San Juan include: 

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for three years in a row (2013 – 2015)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for four years in a row (2012 – 2015)
  • Named among the Top 5 percent in the nation for Critical Care for four years in a row (2012 – 2015)
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the nation for Critical Care for four years in a row (2012 – 2015) 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for five years in a row (2011 – 2015) 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for two years in a row 
    (2014 – 2015) 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for five years in a row 
    (2011 – 2015). 
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2015 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for four years in a row (2012 – 2015)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for five years in a row (2011 – 2015) 
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Prostrate Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the nation for Prostate Surgery in 2015 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for two years in a row (2014 – 2015) 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis for two years in a row (2014 – 2015)

Mercy Hospital of Folsom is the Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for three years in a row (2013 – 2015). The hospital is named among the Top 5 percent in the nation for Critical Care for two years in a row (2014 – 2015) and named among the Top 10 percent in the nation for Critical Care for three years in a row (2013 – 2015). Additionally, Mercy Folsom is a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for four years in a row (2012 – 2015) and a Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for four years in a row (2012 – 2015). 

Mercy Folsom is also a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for three years in a row 
(2013 – 2015) and a Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for two years in a row 
(2014 – 2015). 

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento is a Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2014 – 2015). Methodist Hospital is named among the Top 5 percent in the nation and the Top 10 percent in the nation for Joint Replacement for two years in a row (2014 – 2015). The hospital is also a Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for nine years in a row (2007 – 2015). 

Methodist Hospital is a Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2014 – 2015). The hospital is also named Among the Top 5 percent in the Nation and the Top 10 percent in the nation for Treatment of Stroke for two years in a row 
(2014 – 2015). Methodist Hospital is also a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for three years in a row (2013 – 2015). 

Other notable Healthgrades achievements at Methodist Hospital include: 

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Critical Care Excellence Award™
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the nation for Critical Care in 2015 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for three years in a row (2013 – 2015)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for three years in a row (2013 – 2015)

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 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, as well as more information on the Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at healthgrades.com/quality

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2011 through 2013 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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