Healthgrades names Reid Health one of America’s 100 best for spine surgery
April 28, 2023 -- Reid Health has been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for spine surgery, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. The achievement reflects Reid's outstanding clinical outcomes and puts the health system in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for spine surgery.
"We've always been aware of the fantastic care given by our spine team, and now others are taking note," said Misti Foust-Cofield, Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer for Reid Health.
"They're committed, passionate, and always going above and beyond for the patients they serve. The team is an absolute blessing, and we are so proud of their great work."
Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. The analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between America's 100 Best Hospitals for spine surgery and hospitals that didn't receive the distinction.
From 2019-2021, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for spine surgery award have, on average, a 41.3% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in a hospital that didn't receive the award.
Reid Health was one of only two hospitals in Indiana to be honored for spine surgery. Reid's spine team includes Surgeons Hon Vien, DO, and Ted Kostiuk, DO, as well as Physician Assistants Jay Hartman and Taylor O'Dell.
"I'm excited and honored to be part of such an excellent spine program and team," Dr. Kostiuk said.
Dr. Vien applauded the work of Greg Hellwarth, MD, who retired from his practice in 2021 but continues to serve as a member of the Reid Health medical staff on an as-needed basis.
"Dr. Hellwarth has taken care of thousands of patients," Dr. Vien said. "He has had such a positive impact on our program. He's skillful in taking care of complex cases with excellent outcomes. Patients have nothing but praise for him."
"We've always been aware of the fantastic care given by our spine team, and now others are taking note. They're committed, passionate, and always going above and beyond for the patients they serve. The team is an absolute blessing, and we are so proud of their great work." -- Misti Foust-Cofield, Reid Health Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer
Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how the organization measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here. Statistics are based on Healthgrades' analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
"We commend Reid Health for its ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients undergoing spine surgery," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. "Consumers can feel confident America's 100 Best Hospitals for spine surgery have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes."
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