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Woodland Healthcare today announced it has received 5 stars for the quality of its heart failure care, for the second year in a row; as well as recognition as a 5 star facility for the treatment of a total knee replacement from Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.
This achievement is part of new findings released today in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2015: Healthgrades Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades analyzes three years of Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data to produce a detailed report on mortality and complication rates in America’s hospitals. For the 2015 report, approximately 40 million patient records were analyzed for nearly 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to 32 common conditions and procedures.
The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals. For example, from 2011-2013, patients treated for Heart Failure in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality, have, on average a 62.7% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star for in-hospital mortality. Similarly, patients treated for Heart Failure in hospitals with 1-star for in-hospital mortality are, on average, 2.7 times more likely to die than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality.*
“We are honored to be recognized by Healthgrades,” said Mitesh Patel, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Woodland Healthcare. “Our team of physicians, nurses and staff are committed to providing high quality, compassionate care to our patients every day, and on behalf of the entire executive team, I’d like to thank them for their excellent work.”
For the first time, the 2015 report included a 5 star rating for the quality care patients receive for treatment of a total knee replacement at Woodland Healthcare. From 2011-2013, patients having Total Knee Replacement Surgery in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average a 63.8% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.* Similarly, patients having Total Knee Replacement Surgery in hospitals receiving 1-star are, on average are 2.8 times more likely to experience one or more complications than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars.*
Other notable Healthgrades recognitions at Woodland Healthcare include 5-Star recipient for treatment of sepsis for five years in a row (2011 – 2015).
“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 a physician associated with a hospital with 5-star performance, for a specific procedure or condition, they can potentially improve outcomes and reduce costs.”
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. See detailed performance information, such as cohort-specific outcomes data and quality achievements for individual hospitals.
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