Providence Medical Center has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Critical Care, Gastrointestinal Care (2 years in a row) , General Surgery (3 years in a row), Orthopedic Surgery (2 years in a row) and Pulmonary Care 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.
Providence is the only hospital in the state of Kansas to be named One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019) as well as One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™ for 3 Years in a Row (2017-2019).
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.*
“Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for these service lines have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Consumers should consider hospital quality when navigating their care journeys, and this recognition distinguishes Providence Medical Center in the marketplace.”
Karen Orr, RN, MSN, MBA, CMSRN, CEO Providence Medical Center, credits the staff and physicians. “We are so proud of our staff and physicians. They provide excellent care with great compassion to people in our community,” she said. “This recognition highlights the quality of care all patients receive every day here at Providence—expert care, close to home.”
Providence was also recognized with Excellence Awards for Critical Care, Gastrointestinal Care, Orthopedic Surgery; Pulmonary Care and Patient Safety.
In addition, Providence Medical Center was recognized by Healthgrades for top 5% in the nation for Critical Care (2019); Overall GI Services (2 years in a row); Overall Orthopedic Services (2019); Overall Pulmonary Services (2 years in a row); and Patient Safety (2017-2018). Providence also received Five-Star recognition in Spinal Fusion (13 years in a row), Hip Fracture Treatment (3 years in a row); Treatment of Pneumonia (3 years in a row); Treatment of Heart Failure (2 years in a row); Pacemaker Procedures (2 years in a row); Treatment of GI Bleed(2 years in a row); Treatment of Bowel Obstruction (2 years in a row); Treatment of Pancreatitis (3 Years in a row); Gallbladder Removal Surgery (4 years in a row); Treatment of Sepsis (4 years in a row); Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies (2 years in a row); Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries; Colorectal Surgeries; Carotid Surgery; and Treatment for Respiratory Failure.
The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2014-2016, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, on average 219,568 lives could potentially have been saved and 164,454 complications could potentially have been avoided.** A 5-star rating indicates that Providence’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
The achievement is part of findings released today in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation has on health outcomes.
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 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 15 states and the District of Columbia. 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) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality/.