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Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley Top 10 Percent in Nation for Joint Replacement Care

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Other Adult Services, Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley | 0 comments

Healthgrades Study Finds Lower Complications in Top Hospitals

YUBA CITY – Joint Replacement care at Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley is in the top 10 percent in the nation, according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make informed decisions about physicians and hospitals. 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.

Hospital outcomes and complication rates are important in the eyes of today’s consumers who are making choices about their healthcare. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 90 percent of Americans, in 27 top designated market areas, agree they would be more likely to choose—or not choose—a hospital, if they could learn ahead of time their chances of complications for a certain procedure.

Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley Healthgrades Clinical Achievements include:

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 Percent in Nation for Joint Replacement in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Joint Replacement in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for Two Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Surgery in 2012

According to Toni Morris, CEO of Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley, these Healthgrades awards and achievements represent an important recognition of the facility’s efforts to provide the best possible outcomes for patients.

“This is a proud moment for the Yuba-Sutter community, and a great acknowledgment of our commitment to providing our patients the best hospital experience possible, where safety and quality are our priority,” she said.

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed from 2009 through 2011 at approximately 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. Patients being treated in hospitals receiving five stars have, on average, 61 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital, than if they were treated by hospitals receiving one star (based on 2009-2011 data across nine common procedures and diagnoses, such as total knee replacement, gallbladder, and spine surgeries). Additionally, a total of 183,534 in-hospital complications could have been avoided if all hospitals performed at a five-star level.

The 2013 Healthgrades hospital quality outcomes are posted free to the public at http://www.healthgrades.com/.

Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley offers outpatient and inpatient surgical procedures; as well as outpatient imaging with open MRI and outpatient Infusion Therapy Services. Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley is committed to providing the best surgical care in the North Valley Region by focusing on patient’s individual needs, while maintaining an environment where our surgeons and staff can deliver high quality, compassionate care.

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Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Other Adult Services, Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley | 0 comments