San Jose, CA - October 20, 2015 – Regional Medical Center of San Jose released today that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best™ hospitals for Cardiac Care for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016). Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions and identified the 100 best-performing hospitals across all conditions or procedures within this service line.
The achievement is part of findings released today online and in the Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals both nationally and regionally. This variation in care may have a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2012 through 2014, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, on average 222,392 lives could potentially have been saved and 166,086 complications could potentially have been avoided.* A 5-star rating indicates that Regional Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.
Additionally, from 2012-2014, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Americas 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award, on average, have a 29.0% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals which did not receive the award.*
Additional highlights of Regional’s achievements from the 2016Healthgrades Report to the Nation include:
- Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016),
- Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016),
- Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)
- Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016).
- Recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™
- Recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 Stroke Care Excellence Award™
- Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery in 2016
- Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery in 2016
- Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2016
- Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery in 2016
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2016
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 5 Years in a Row (2012-2016)
“Regional is extremely proud of the external recognition by Healthgrades for the quality of care provided by our staff and physicians in each of these areas, “said Mike T. Johnson, FACHE, Regional’s President and CEO. “This is an outstanding reflection of our total commitment to excellence in patient care.”
“The Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation reveals striking disparities in quality at the local level, and underscores why it is vital for consumers to understand outcomes performance at alternative hospitals for specific conditions and procedures,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer for Healthgrades. “Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality care.”
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, and assessed hospital performance relative to each of 33 common conditions and procedures. 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 2016 Report to the Nation with detailed cohort-specific outcomes data, hospital-specific quality achievements, 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 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, and an ACoS accredited Community Cancer Center. Regional is a recipient of Healthgrades 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. It is recognized by the Joint Commission as a 2011, 2012, 2013 Top Performing Hospital on Key Quality Measures™. The hospital has also been recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Healthgrades as a top performing hospital, and is home to the San Jose Institute for Robotic Surgery. For more information, visit: www.regionalmedicalsanjose.com
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2012 through 2014 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.