Newsroom

News and announcements for Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region

Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley Recognized for Excellence by Healthgrades

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley | 0 comments

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley in Yuba City.

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley in Yuba City.

YUBA CITY – Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2015 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. The hospital also placed among the top 10 percent in the nation for its excellent performance in patient safety and received the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award.

“We are very proud to be recognized by Healthgrades with this honor. We take pride in the work we do to help patients make a full recovery,” says Shawndra Simpson, interim CEO of Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley. “We have built a great culture at Sutter Surgical Hospital and our staff and physicians are highly engaged with their patients. The Sutter Surgical team feels strongly about our responsibilities to our patients and their families, and that responsibility level gives us a solid foundation to deliver high quality care.”

On average, 133,896 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2011 from 2013, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 Patient Safety Indicators evaluated by Healthgrades.

In addition, during this study period, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:

  • 43.9% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
  • 53.6% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
  • 47.4% less likely to experience catheter-related blood stream infections, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
  • 43.8% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.[1]

Regarding the patient experience award, Healthgrades evaluated the 3,575 hospitals that submitted patient surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), covering admissions from January 2013 – December 2013. This evaluation applied a scoring methodology to 10 patient experience measures, using data collected from a 27-question survey of the hospital’s own patients. Survey question topics ranged from cleanliness and noise levels in patient rooms to factors such as pain management and responsiveness to patients’ needs. The measures also include whether a patient would recommend the hospital to friends or family.

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

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2013-2015)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement (2013-2015)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement (2013-2015)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement (2012-2015)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award (2013-2015)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience (2015)

[1] Statistics are based on Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which includes application of AHRQ QI software (Version 4.6A) to MedPAR data for years 2011 through 2013 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley | 0 comments