Regional Medical Center of San Jose released today that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ in four areas of clinical care. It was recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ in General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Care, Coronary Intervention, and for Cardiac Care for three years in a row. Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions to find the right doctor and the right hospital for the right care, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* Healthgrades identified the 100 best-performing hospitals across all conditions or procedures evaluated within Cardic and Gastrointestinal Care.
The achievement is part of findings released today in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation may have 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 a hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
Additionally, from 2013-2015, patients treated at hosptials receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award have, on average 27.6% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.** Similarly, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award are 1.38 times more likely to dies than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.**
From 2013-2015, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention have, on average 44.6% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.** Patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award are 1.81 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.**
Within the same timeframe, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastroinestinal Care Award have, on average 27.3% lower risk of experiencing a complication or dying while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. Similarly, from 2013-2015, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award have, on average 26.1% lower risk of experiencing a complication or dying while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.**
“We are honored and proud to receive this external recognition by Healthgrades,” said Mike T. Johnson, Regional’s President and CEO. “This recognition reflects the quality of care provided by our staff and physicians in each of these areas. It represents our total commitment to excellence in patient care.”
Regional Medical Center of San Jose was also the recipient of the 2017 Coronary Internation Excellence Award™, Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™, General Surgery Excellence Award™; for two years in a row the recipient of Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™, Treatment of Stroke Excellence Award™ and Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for three years in a row.
“The Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation reveals striking disparities in the quality observed among the Nation’s hospitals, and underscores why it is vital for consumers to understand outcomes performance at specific hospitals for specific conditions and procedures,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer for Healthgrades. “A given community may have many hospitals, but only a precious few may provide better-than-expected outcomes for the specific care a patient needs. Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades 100 Best Cardiac and Gastrointestinal Care distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality of care.”
*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures, as well as an evaluation of comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 18 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) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.
About Regional Medical Center of San Jose
Regional Medical Center of San Jose is a Level II designated and verified Trauma Center staffed by in-house specialists 24/7/365. The hospital provides a host of technologically-advanced services including Cardiovascular, Neuro, Orthopedic, Bariatric and General Surgery, Interventional Pulmonology, along with multi-organ Cancer Care, and services for Women and Children. Regional holds Joint Commission advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Get with the Guidelines- Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. It is a certified Chest Pain Center, Certified Atrial Fibrillation Program, county-designated STEMI (heart attack) Receiving Center, ACoS accredited Community Cancer Center, designated Lung Cancer Screening Center, a member of Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ECMO) and is certified by The Joint Commission in Sepsis care. Regional is a recipient of Healthgrades 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and has also been awarded several clinical and program awards from Healthgrades. The hospital has also been recognized by U.S. News and World Report and The Joint Commission as a top performing hospital. For more information, visit: www.regionalmedicalsanjose.com.
**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.