Community Hospital recognized as one of America’s 100 Best hospitals
for cardiac and orthopedic care
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Identified by Healthgrades as among the top hospitals nationally for excellence in cardiac and orthopedic spine surgery clinical outcomes
MONTEREY, Calif. — Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s cardiac and orthopedic programs each received America’s 100 Best Hospitals Awards from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make informed decisions about physicians and hospitals.
The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 28 of the most common conditions and procedures.
Patient outcomes are important to consumers making choices about hospitals. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 86 percent of Americans in 27 top designated market areas agree they would be more likely to choose — or not choose — a hospital if they could learn ahead of time the mortality rates for a certain procedure.
The awards received by Community Hospital are:
• Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for 2 years in a row (2011-2012)
America's Best 100 Hospitals
• One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ for 2 years in a row (2012-2013)
• One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ for 2 years in a row (2012-2013)
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 years in a row (2012-2013)
• Ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation for cardiac surgery for 2 years in a row (2012-2013)
• Five-star recipient for valve surgery for 4 years in a row (2010-2013)
• Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 3 years in a row (2011-2013)
• Ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation for overall orthopedic services for 3 years in a row (2011-2013)
• Five-star recipient for overall orthopedic services for 3 years in a row (2011-2013)
• Five-star recipient for joint replacement for 3 years in a row (2011-2013)
• Five-star recipient for total knee replacement for 3 years in a row (2011-2013)
• Five-star recipient for total hip replacement for 11 years in a row (2003-2013)
• Five-star recipient for hip fracture treatment in 2013
• Five-star recipient for GI procedures and surgeries in 2013
• Five-star recipient for treatment of sepsis for 2 years in a row (2012-2013)
• Five-star recipient for treatment of pulmonary embolism in 2013
“These awards recognize Community Hospital’s commitment to providing high quality, safe, reliable care across the spectrum of services,” says Dr. Steven Packer, president and CEO. “Every day, we strive to ensure that the care our patients receive is among the best in the nation and these awards support that.”
For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes 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. Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account each hospital’s unique population (demographics and severity of illness).
The 2013 performance outcomes are available free to the public at www.healthgrades.com.
The American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.
More information about Community Hospital may be found at www.chomp.org.
ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 207 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, Peninsula Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/