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Orange Regional Medical Center Recognized as Top 10% in Nation for Bariatric Surgery Care by Healthgrades

June 15, 2017

Orange Regional Medical Center achieves second consecutive Healthgrades 2017 Bariatric Excellence Award™

Bariatric care at Orange Regional Medical Center is among the top 10% in the nation as measured by volume-weighted performance according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades. Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital for the right care, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. This is the second year in a row that Orange Regional has received the Bariatric Excellence Award.

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.

Our Bariatric Surgery Team at Orange Regional

A special thank you is extended to our Bariatric Surgery team: Seth C. Judd, MD, FACS, Bariatric Surgery Medical Director and General Surgeon, Sandeep Malhotra, MD, FACS, Bariatric and General Surgeon, Igor Elyash, DO, Bariatric and General Surgeon and Janet L. Kovler, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE, Bariatric Surgery Program Manager and Jody Scicluna, Bariatric Surgery Clinical Reviewer.

“Hospitals that have achieved a specialty excellence distinction in Bariatric Surgery from Healthgrades exemplify a commitment to exceptional quality of patient care,” said Orange Regional Medical Center President & CEO Scott Batulis. “Our commitment to quality and the contributions of all hospital staff made this designation possible.”

The achievements of Orange Regional Medical Center go beyond the Bariatric Surgery team; they are also One of Healthgrades 2017 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention, and a recipient of the 2017 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award. This achievement places Orange Regional Medical Center among the Top 5% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures. Orange Regional Medical Center is also the recipient of a five-star in Coronary Interventional Procedures, Appendectomy for two years in a row 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.

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