Receives Five Stars for GI Procedures and Surgeries
(October 23, 2012; Henderson, Nev.) – General Surgery at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals–Rose de Lima Campus is ranked No. 1 in the state, 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 published today, Healthgrades found that patients have a 75 percent lower risk of dying when treated at a hospital receiving five stars than if they were treated at a hospital receiving one 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 potentially have been saved during 2009-2011 if all hospitals performed at a five-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 percent 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 percent know where to find the information.
Other notable Healthgrades recognitions at the Rose de Lima Campus include:
- Ranked No. 5 in Nevada for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013
- Ranked Among the Top 5 in Nevada for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013 (Ranked 5 in 2013)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 2013
- Ranked Among the Top 5 in Nevada for General Surgery in 2013 (Ranked 1 in 2013)
- Five-Star Recipient for GI Procedures and Surgeries in 2013
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis in 2013
- Recipient of the HealthGrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2011-2012)
- Ranked Among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Bariatric Surgery for two years in a row (2011-2012)
- Ranked No. 1 in Nevada for Overall Bariatric Surgery for two years in a row (2011-2012)
- Ranked Among the Top 5 in Nevada for Overall Bariatric Surgery for two years in a row (2011-2012) (Ranked #1 in 2012)
- Five-Star Recipient for Overall Bariatric Surgery for two years in a row (2011-2012)
“The staff at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care. We are proud that our dedication to quality is recognized,” said Rod Davis, president and CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “A No. 1 rating for our Rose de Lima Campus for general surgery, along with several other five-star rankings, is a testament to our commitment to excellence.”
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 that patients treated in hospitals receiving five stars had, on average, 75 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals receiving one star (across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke, and pneumonia).
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.