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Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley Recognized as Top 10% in Nation for Joint Replacement Care

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Orthopedics, Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley | 0 comments

Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley Receives Healthgrades 2014 Joint Replacement Excellence Award™

YUBA CITY, Calif. – Joint replacement care at Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley is in the top 10 percent of the nation according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, evaluates hospital performance at more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

The new report highlights the disparity in hospital performance for specific conditions and procedures and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes. For example, from 2010-2012, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 234,252 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,418 complications could potentially have been avoided.   A 5-star rating indicates that Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley’s clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating this condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.

Sutter Surgical Hospital not only performs at a 5-star level – it outperforms other hospitals in the nation for this condition, and as a result has been recognized with the 2014 Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award for two years in a row.

“It starts with the culture we have built here,” says Renee Schroyer, interim CEO of Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley. “We have great staff and leadership who are engaged with their patients, colleagues and physicians.  The Sutter Surgical team feels very strongly about our responsibilities to our patients, and that gives us a solid foundation to deliver high quality care.”

Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley list of achievements and recognitions from Healthgrades include:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety in 2013
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

“As American policy-makers focus more intently on ways to lower healthcare costs and improve quality, patients are being asked to assume more responsibility for their healthcare decisions – from selection of their health plan to the associated network of physicians and hospitals,” said Evan Marks, EVP, Strategy and Informatics, Healthgrades.  “Since all hospitals do not perform equally in all procedures, patients can have confidence that by selecting physicians associated with a hospital with a 5-star rating, patients are more likely to experience better health outcomes, and reduce costs.”

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare-patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 31 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades awards hospitals quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5 star (statistically better than expected), 3 star (statistically as expected) and 1 star (statistically worse than expected) categories. Detailed performance information, such as cohort-specific outcomes data and quality achievements for individual hospitals may be found at www.healthgrades.com/find-a-hospital.

More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

About Sutter Surgical Hospital
Sutter Surgical Hospital offers award winning quality health care for the Yuba-Sutter area and surround community. Our hospital offers another choice for patients to receive their care, and a place where physicians participate in decisions that ensure the highest quality care is delivered.

Our 46,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility focuses on inpatient and outpatient surgery, as well as outpatient open MRI. Our patients experience the latest medical technology, in a very personalized environment.

Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley is a joint venture organization between Sutter Medical Foundation, a coalition of local independent physicians, and National Surgical Hospitals, Inc., the nation’s leading developer of specialty surgical hospitals.

Our hospital is fully accredited, with Medicare deemed status by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. This accreditation underscores our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to the community we serve. For more information please visit www.sshnv.org.

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Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Orthopedics, Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley | 0 comments