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Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - NATIONAL STUDY: MARIETTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IS A HEALTHGRADES FIVE-STAR RECIPIENT FOR TREATMENT OF HEART FAILURE FOR TWO YEARS IN A ROW

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Jennifer Offenberger, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, joffenberger@mhsystem.org; (740) 374-1797


  NATIONAL STUDY: MARIETTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IS A HEALTHGRADES FIVE-STAR RECIPIENT FOR TREATMENT OF HEART FAILURE FOR TWO YEARS IN A ROW


(November 12, 2016, Marietta, Ohio) –

Marietta Memorial Hospital announced that it has achieved 5-stars for its performance in the treatment of Heart Failure for two years in a row from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions to find the right doctor, the right hospital for the right care. This achievement is part of new findings and data released today by Healthgrades and is featured in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

 

The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2013-2015, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 223,412 lives could potentially have been saved and 162,215 complications could potentially have been avoided. ** A 5-star rating indicates that Marietta Memorial Hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

 

For the 2017 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared hospitals with statistically better than expected performance (5-stars), as a group, to those with statistically worse than expected performance (1-star), as a group, and found:

 

From 2013-2015, patients treated for Heart Failure in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality have, on average:

  • 62.0% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star for in-house mortality.*

From 2013-2015, patients treated for Heart Failure in hospitals with 1-star for in house mortality are, on average:

  • 2.6 times more likely to die than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality.*

 

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

The Memorial Health System: The Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit integrated health system governed by a volunteer board of community members that are committed to providing comprehensive services that meet the needs of our region. We are a network of services provided by over 2,500 employees and include two hospitals, outpatient service sites and provider clinics. We partner with our providers to deliver quality care and service with an additional focus on medical education and community service. You can learn more by visiting www.mhsystem.org.

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