November 30, 2010 - SELBY GENERAL HOSPITAL IS AMONG TOP 15% IN THE NATION FOR JOINT REPLACEMENT CARE
HealthGrades’ annual study released October 20, 2010, ranks Joint Replacement care at Selby General Hospital in the top 15% in the nation. HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent ratings organization, evaluates patient outcomes for 5,000 hospitals. This research is the only comprehensive analysis based solely on patient mortality and Inhospital complication rates.
Selby has received the following recognition for 2011:
• Ranked Among the Top 10 in Ohio for Joint Replacement, Ranked #6 in 2011
• Five Star Rated for Joint Replacement
• Top 15% in the Nation for Joint Replacement
• Five Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement
• Top 15% in the Nation for Total Knee Replacement
“The fact that Selby General Hospital has received these unsolicited awards using statistical, third-party data is a source of great pride for us and is a reflection of the dedication of our staff and physicians who provide continuity of care during the patient’s stay,” says Memorial Health System president & ceo Scott Cantley.
The public is demanding increased public reporting of quality measures, and recent government reform efforts support this call to action. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, more than 40% of adults report that they believe there are major differences in hospital quality in their immediate geography. Additionally, since 1996, the number of consumers that indicated they would choose a hospital based on a high quality rating over familiarity has increased to 72% from 59%.
The HealthGrades study, the largest annual report of its kind, analyzed patient outcomes in nearly 40 million Medicare hospitalization records from the years 2007, 2008 and 2009. Among the findings related to inhospital complications in this year’s study are:
• Across all procedures in which complications were studied, there was an 80% lower chance of experiencing one or more complications in a 5-star rated hospital compared to a 1-star rated hospital.
• Across all procedures studied, there was a 63% lower chance of experiencing one or more inhospital complications in a 5-star rated hospital compared to the U.S. hospital average.
• If all hospitals performed at the level of a 5-star rated hospital, 185,875 inhospital complications may have been avoided among Medicare patients over the three years studied.
The new 2011 HealthGrades hospital ratings were posted today and are free to the public at www.healthgrades.com.
Says Cantley, “We are extremely proud of our rankings and the fact that we are sixth in the state of Ohio speaks volumes about the quality of care of community can receive right here at home.”
HealthGrades Hospital Quality Ratings
HealthGrades’ hospital ratings and awards reflect the track record of patient outcomes at hospitals in the form of mortality and complication rates. HealthGrades rates hospitals independently based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being rated, and no hospital pays to be rated.
For 26 procedures and treatments, HealthGrades issues star ratings that reflect the mortality and complication rates for each category of care. Hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have mortality or complication rates that are below the national average, to a statistically significant degree. A 3-star rating means the hospital performs as expected. One-star ratings indicate the hospital’s mortality or complication rates in that procedure or treatment are statistically higher than average. Because the risk profiles of patient populations at hospitals are not alike, HealthGrades risk-adjusts the data to allow for equal comparisons.
More information on the Thirteenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America study, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com.
About Selby General Hospital
Selby General Hospital is a 25 bed critical care access hospital with a special focus on orthopedic surgery. The hospital has been providing osteopathic health care in the Mid-Ohio Valley for over 75 years. It is a member of the Memorial Health System.