Newly Released Healthgrades Study of Patient Outcomes in Nearly 4,500 Hospitals Finds Orange Regional Medical Center Among Best in Nation
Orange Regional Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Coronary Intervention. Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions to find the right doctor and the right hospital for the right care, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
Healthgrades identified the 100 best-performing hospitals across all conditions or procedures evaluated within Coronary Intervention. Orange Regional Medical Center has also received the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award, placing the hospital within the Top 5% in the Nation for the procedure and a five-star rating in this category, as well.
The achievement is part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes. A 5-star rating indicates that a hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
“This award is a testament to our organization’s commitment to quality and the contributions of all hospital staff members in making the designation possible,” said Orange Regional Medical Center President & Chief Executive Officer Scott Batulis.
Additionally, from 2013-2015, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award have, on average 44.6% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.
Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer for Healthgrades states, “A given community may have many hospitals, but only a precious few may provide better-than-expected outcomes for the specific care a patient needs. Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades 100 Best Coronary Intervention distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality of care.”
The achievements of Orange Regional Medical Center go beyond Cardiac services, they are also the recipient of the Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award, as well as Five-Star recipient in Appendectomy and Natural Childbirth for two years in a row.
About Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation
*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures, as well as an evaluation of comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 18 states. 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 significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality. Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.