National study finds Edward Hospital in top 10% for Cardiology Services 10 years in a row, 2004-2013
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Cardiology Services at Naperville’s Edward Hospital is in the top 10% in the nation according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, evaluates how approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for nearly 30 of the most common conditions treated and procedures performed from 2009 through 2011.
In its study, Healthgrades found patients have a 75% lower risk of dying when treated at a hospital receiving 5 stars than if they were treated at a hospital receiving 1 star, based on risk-adjusted mortality rates across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke, and pneumonia. Healthgrades also found that 235,378 lives could have been saved during 2009-2011 if all hospitals performed at a 5-star level.
Making objective measures of hospital quality more publicly available is imperative for helping consumers make more informed provider decisions. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 89% of Americans in 27 top designated market areas believe hospital performance (defined as how well patients do at that hospital compared to others) is important but only 37% know where to find the information.
Other notable Healthgrades recognitions of Edward’s services include:
- Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 10 Years in a Row (2004-2013)
- Ranked Among the Top 10 in IL for Overall Cardiac Services for 10 Years in a Row (2004-2013)
- Ranked Among the Top 10 in IL for Cardiology Services for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)
- Five-Star Recipient for Cardiology Services for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
- Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery in 2013
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
- Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment in 2013
- Ranked Among the Top 5 in IL for GI Medical Treatment in 2013
- Five-Star Recipient for GI Medical Treatment in 2013
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 6 Years in a Row (2008-2013)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2013
“We’re extremely honored to be recognized by Healthgrades,” said Pam Davis, President & CEO, Edward Hospital. “It’s a confirmation for our patients and their families that Edward is providing the highest level of care. It also reflects Edward’s commitment to quality and the hard work and contributions of all of our employees and staff members that make these recognitions possible.”
For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed at short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades found patients treated in hospitals receiving 5 stars had, on average, 75% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals receiving 1 star (across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke and pneumonia).
Edward has long been recognized as a regional and national leader in heart care. With the opening of Edward Heart Hospital in 2002, Edward was the first healthcare provider in Illinois to offer comprehensive, advanced cardiac care in one location. In 2009, Edward launched HeartAware, an online test to identify people at risk for heart disease.
Currently, Edward is the only community hospital in Chicagoland providing mechanical circulatory support as a non-transplant program with Thoratec HeartMate II LVAD – a left ventricle assist device. Early in 2012, Edward became the first hospital in Chicago’s west, southwest and northwest suburbs to perform Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) on patients with severe aortic stenosis who are too ill for open-heart surgery and Edward recently became the first hospital in Chicago’s west/southwest suburbs with a Hybrid OR that allows both open surgical and closed endovascular procedures to be performed in the same space.
Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades risk adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby taking into account how sick patients were before they were admitted to the hospital.
More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.
About Edward Hospital
Edward Hospital & Health Services is a full-service, regional healthcare provider offering access to complex medical specialties and innovative programming. Edward has 309 private patient rooms and 4,400 employees, including 1,350 nurses and a medical staff of 1,000 physicians comprised of independent members of the medical staff, employed physicians and independent contractors. The physicians represent 70 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties with 98% board certified in their specialty. Edward has earned a reputation as a healthcare leader by providing advanced cardiac care at Edward Heart Hospital, state-of-the-art cancer diagnosis and treatment at Edward Cancer Center and world class stroke care through the Edward Neurosciences Institute in affiliation with the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. Edward also offers the latest imaging technology, care for critically ill newborns, minimally invasive surgery, newest clinical trials and behavioral health services through Linden Oaks at Edward. Learn more about Edward at www.edward.org.
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