Providence Medical Center has received 5 stars for the quality of its total knee replacement care and spinal fusion surgery 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 report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals. Providence Medical Center is the only facility in the Region* to be Five Star Rated for Spine Fusion for eight years in a row.
"We are very proud and pleased to inform the community of these recent recognitions by Healthgrades for our total knee replacement and spinal fusion surgery," said Randy Nyp, Providence Medical Center CEO. "The award represents our staff's commitment to providing quality care for our patients."
"As American policy-makers focus more intently on ways to lower healthcare costs and improve quality, patients are being asked to assume more responsibility for their healthcare decisions – from selection of their health plan to the associated network of physicians and hospitals," said Evan Marks, EVP, Strategy and Informatics, Healthgrades. "Since all hospitals do not perform equally in all procedures, patients can have confidence that by selecting a physician associated with a hospital with 5-star performance, for a specific procedure or condition, they can potentially improve outcomes and reduce costs."