SACRAMENTO – Four Sutter Health affiliates – Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch and Sutter Eden Hospital in Castro Valley – received “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s October 2015 Safety Scores announced on Wednesday. The national employer organization grades hospitals nationwide on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.
This was Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s sixth “A” score and Sutter Davis Hospital’s fifth “A” score since The Leapfrog Group started tracking safety scores in June 2012. Eden Medical Center received an “A” for the fifth straight reporting period. This was Sutter Delta Medical Center’s first “A” score.
“We work very hard to provide a safe environment, exceptional service and quality care at all of our Sutter affiliates,” said James Conforti, president, Sutter Health Valley Area. “The Leapfrog ranking demonstrates how we partner with one another and our quality and safety experts to make a difference for those in our communities.”
Using 28 measures of publicly available safety data, the Hospital Safety Score assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice a year based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (SAFH) today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades for clinical excellence in Treatment of Stroke and Pulmonary Care.
Healthgrades is the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care. This achievement was released today with other new findings in the Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation, which evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
The new report highlights the disparity in hospital performance for specific conditions and procedures both nationally and regionally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2012 through 2014, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving five stars as a group, on average 222,392 lives could potentially have been saved and 166,086 complications could potentially have been avoided.*
A five-star rating indicates that SAFH’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
In addition, SAFH was also announced as a five-star recipient for the treatment of the following conditions:
- Heart attacks
- Congestive heart failure
- Hip fracture
“The Healthgrades recognitions highlight the incredible team of health care professionals we have at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital,” said Mitch Hanna, SAFH CEO. “We are lucky to serve a great community and we continue to work to enhance our services to meet the community’s needs. Over the last several years we’ve focused on high quality care and have been recognized as a Joint Commission Accredited Stoke Center.”
About the Awards
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, and assessed hospital performance relative to each of 33 common conditions and procedures. 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 2016 Report to the Nation with detailed cohort-specific outcomes data, hospital-specific quality achievements, and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.
About Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (SAFH) is a 72-bed acute-care, not-for-profit hospital providing acute and advanced care in Auburn, California, and its surrounding communities. Offering Emergency Department, Surgical, Stroke Care and outpatient services, SAFH continues to expand programs and services to best meet the needs of its community. SAFH is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. For more information about the not-for-profit Sutter Health family, please visit www.sutterauburnfaith.org.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2012 through 2014 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
Auburn, Calif. – Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (SAFH) is now home to a 3D mammography machine. The hospital will have a second 3D mammography unit up and running later this year.
3D mammography, also called tomosynthesis, captures images of each breast at every degree over a 15 degree arc in two planes. This creates hundreds of images of the breast rather than the traditional four images provided by a digital mammogram with a similar radiation dose. Tomosynthesis images allow the radiologist to scan through the breast in 1 millimeter increments, enabling the radiologist to differentiate overlapping breast tissue simulating a mass from a true breast cancer. This increases breast cancer detection and decreases the need for additional images and biopsies allowing for quicker diagnosis and peace of mind for patients.
SACRAMENTO – Three Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region affiliates were recognized this week as being a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital and Sutter Solano Medical Center were recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The affiliates are three of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction. Read More about Three Sutter Affiliates Earn Top Performer Recognition from The Joint Commission
SACRAMENTO – Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital were recognized for Performance Excellence in the Reduction of Injury Falls by CALNOC, the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes, the nation’s first nurse quality indicators database, which announced its annual CALNOC Performance Excellence Awards.
The awards recognize exceptional hospitals for outstanding performance in the areas of reducing hospital acquired pressure ulcers and injuries from falls and infections. 130 hospitals are recognized for their commitment and dedication to nursing quality.
This year’s winners represent hospitals of various sizes and affiliation. These hospitals have a long and consistent track record of monitoring and measuring performance with the CALNOC registry in order to deliver the highest standard of care to their communities.
AUBURN, Calif. – Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (SAFH) released today that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for both Critical Care and Stroke Care. These distinctions place SAFH among the top 2 percent of all hospitals for both services. In addition, SAFH is a recipient of the HealthgradesGI Care Excellence Award and ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for GI medical treatment for two years in a row. Read More about Healthgrades Recognizes Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital for Stroke, GI Care