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National Study: Woodland Healthcare is Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack and Heart Failure in 2014


Woodland Healthcare today announced it has received 5 stars for the quality of its heart attack and heart failure care 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 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals.  For example, from 2010-2012, patients treated for Heart Attack in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality, have, on average a 48.1% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star for in-hospital mortality.  Similarly, patients treated for heart attack in hospitals with 1-star for in-hospital mortality are, on average, 1.9 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 Michael Patmas, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Woodland Healthcare. “Our team of physicians, nurses and staff strive to give high quality, compassionate care to our patients every day and I’d like to thank them for their excellent work.”

Other notable Healthgrades recognitions at Woodland Healthcare include:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for four years (2011 – 2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for five years (2010 – 2014)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ in 2012
  • Ranked among the Top 5 Percent in the Nation for Emergency Medicine in 2012
  • Five-Star Recipient for Emergency Medicine in 2012

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.

More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2010 through 2012 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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