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Providence named America's 100 Best for Gastrointestinal Care; General Surgery; and Orthopedic Surgery

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Providence Medical Center has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Gastrointestinal Care (4 years in a row), General Surgery (4 years in a row), Orthopedic Surgery (4 years in a row) according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Providence is a member of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s top hospitals for clinical quality.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

Karen Orr, RN, MSN, MBA, CMSRN, CEO Providence Medical Center, credits the staff and physicians. “Our staff and physicians continue to amaze me with the excellent care and compassion they provide to our community,” she said. “This recognition is well deserved and much more, very appreciated especially this year, as our staff have worked tirelessly due to the challenges with COVID-19.”

“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care, General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”

In addition to having been named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care, Gastrointestinal Care, General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Providence was recognized for the following clinical achievements:

Providence Medical Center was recognized by Healthgrades for top 5% in the nation for Orthopedic Services (3 years in a row); and Overall GI Services (4 years in a row); and Patient Safety (2017-2020). Providence was also a recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Award (4 years in a row) and was named among the top 10 percent in the nation for Critical Care (4 years in a row).

Providence was also named a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke (for 2 years). Providence also received Five-Star recognition in Spinal Fusion (15 years in a row), Hip Fracture Treatment (5 years in a row); Treatment of Pneumonia (5 years in a row); Pacemaker Procedures (4 years in a row); Treatment of GI Bleed (4 years in a row); Treatment of Pancreatitis (5 Years in a row); Gallbladder Removal Surgery (6 years in a row); Treatment of Sepsis (6 years in a row); Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries (2 years in a row); and Carotid Surgery (3 years in a row). The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 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).

The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.

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