Sutter Auburn Faith named Top 100 for stroke, GI care by Healthgrades
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital released last week that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for both Critical Care and Stroke Care. These distinctions place Sutter Auburn Faith among the top 2 percent of all hospitals for both services. In addition, the hospital is a recipient of the Healthgrades GI Care Excellence Award and ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for GI medical treatment for two years in a row, according to Healthgrades.
Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital and the right care, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions and identified the 100 best performing hospitals within each procedure.
These achievements are part of findings released Oct. 21 online and in the Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation, which demonstrates how clinical performance differs 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 five stars as a group, on average 228,426 lives could potentially have been saved and 169,298 complications could potentially have been avoided, based on statistics and Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2011 through 2013 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
“The Healthgrades recognitions highlight the incredible team of health care professionals we have at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital,” said Mitch Hanna, hospital CEO. “We are lucky to serve a great community and we continue to work to enhance our services to meet the community’s needs. Over the last several years we’ve focused on high quality care and have been recognized as a Joint Commission Accredited Stoke Center, as well as by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for our Endoscopy Unit.”
In addition, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital was also announced as a five-star recipient for the treatment of the following conditions:
• Heart attacks
• Congestive heart failure
• Hip fracture
• Bowel obstruction
• GI bleed
A five-star rating indicates that Sutter Auburn Faith’s clinical outcomes are better than expected and among the top in the nation. For example, patients treated for strokes at hospitals performing similarly to Sutter Auburn Faith have a 54.6 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with a one-star rating for stroke treatment.
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. 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 http://www.healthgrades.com/quality.
For more information about the not-for-profit Sutter Health system, please visit http://www.sutter auburnfaith.org.
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