Healthgrades Study Finds Patients Treated at Hospitals Receiving 5 Stars
are 61% Less Likely to Experience a Major Complication 3rd Year in a Row
Hospital’s Orthopedic Services Honored
REDLANDS, Calif. –Redlands Community Hospital has once again been
ranked among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for overall orthopedic,
spine and joint replacement services, according to a study released by
Healthgrades, the nation’s leading source of hospital data. This
is the third year in a row that the hospital has been recognized.
For the past two years the hospital has partnered with area orthopedic
specialists to improve the patient experience and quality of care in the
provision of orthopedic surgery. Together they opened the Spine &
Joint Institute (SJI) last January, a multi-specialty center dedicated
to providing world-class care to patients with spine and complex joint
and other orthopedic disorders. The unique collaboration model, the first
of its kind in this Region, is designed to address the growing need for
specialized care for the millions of patients who are suffering from knee,
hip, back, and neck pain and other orthopedic conditions and injuries.
“This recognition is truly an honor for Redlands Community Hospital
and its physician partners. Quality to us is an ongoing process and we
use these measurements as a tool to continually provide exceptional outcomes,”
said Jim Holmes, Redlands Community Hospital President and CEO. “Congratulations
to our orthopedic surgeons, nurses, rehab specialists and support staff
for their tireless commitment to continuous quality improvement.”
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 2012. 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 5 stars have, on average, 61% lower risk of experiencing
a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals
receiving 1 star (based on 2009-2011 data across nine common procedures
and diagnoses such as total knee replacement, gallbladder, and spine surgeries).
“The recognition underscores our daily commitment to providing the
best quality patient care, not only in our community but in the nation
as well,” said Holmes.
Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals
submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of the
analysis, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades risk adjusts
for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby
taking into account how sick patients are upon admission.
For more information on The Spine & Joint Institute at Redlands Community
Hospital, please call (909) 335-5500.
About Redlands Community Hospital
Redlands Community Hospital is a 205-bed, independent not-for-profit facility
located in Southern California. The hospital has been providing quality
healthcare to neighbors in Redlands and surrounding communities since
1904. The hospital has 270 board certified physicians, 100 health plans,
1400 employees, and more than 300 volunteers. Many of our Inland Empire
neighbors have come to rely on us for all their healthcare needs.
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