Reid earns 5-star ratings for stroke, sepsis, spinal fusion care
Nov. 17, 2021 -- Reid Health is 5-star rated for stroke, sepsis, and spinal fusion outcomes according to new research released by Healthgrades.
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
Patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of death and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition.
From 2018 through 2020, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, on average, 218,141 lives could potentially have been saved and complications in 156,050 patients could potentially have been avoided.
From 2018-2020, patients treated for stroke in hospitals with 5 stars for in-hospital mortality had an average of 51.7% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1 star. During that same time, patients treated for sepsis in hospitals with 1 star for in-hospital mortality were on average 1.6 times more likely to die than if they were treated in hospitals with 5 stars.
"Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the differences of care provided by different hospitals. Consumers can feel confident that hospitals receiving a Healthgrades 5-star rating have demonstrated exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care," said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades.
"These awards are reflections of the hard work put in every day by our teams and their dedication to providing high-quality care to our patients," said Misti Foust-Cofield, Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer for Reid Health. "We are committed to helping the people in our communities become healthier and thrive."
This is the fourth year in a row Reid has earned a 5-star rating for stroke care from Healthgrades while the achievements in sepsis and spinal fusion are firsts for the health system.
"While our first and foremost goal at Reid Health is the health and well-being of our patients, community, and staff, it is rewarding to be recognized as a national competitor in the fields of stroke, sepsis, and spinal fusion care by Healthgrades," said Joseph Clemente, M.D., Chief of Staff for Reid Health.
"This demonstrates that in addition to being an excellent hometown hospital, we are also regional leaders in healthcare."
"These awards are reflections of the hard work put in every day by our teams and their dedication to providing high-quality care to our patients. We are committed to helping the people in our communities become healthier and thrive." -- Misti Foust-Cofield, Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer
Reid received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award earlier this year. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Reid also received the association's Target: Stroke EliteTM award. To qualify, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient's arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated about 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 31 common conditions and procedures and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.
Healthgrades recognizes a hospital's quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected), and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected).
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Due to the highly variable impact of the pandemic on hospital outcomes, Healthgrades made the decision to exclude cases with a COVID-19 diagnosis from the 2020 data to preserve the statistical integrity of their models and fairly evaluate clinical outcomes at all hospitals. To view the complete methodology, visit www.healthgrades.com/quality/ratings-awards/methodology.