San Jose, CA — Regional Medical Center earned five 5-star ratings for leading conditions and patient outcomes according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and additional analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,785 lives could potentially have been saved and complications in 148,681 patients could potentially have been avoided.*

Specifically, Regional Medical Center is recognized for the following:

  • Orthopedics
    • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
  • Pulmonary
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2021
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis in 2021
  • Critical Care
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)

“Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades 5-star rating for patient safety, demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients.”

“Regional Medical Center is proud of our hospital’s Healthgrades awards for high quality, patient-focused care, “ said Tomi Ryba, president and chief executive officer. “These awards exemplify our ongoing commitment to delivering top-notch care to our community from our exceptional care teams.”

Regional Medical Center is verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons, which recognizes its dedication to providing world-class care for traumatically injured patients. A Level II Trauma Center is defined as having the ability to provide initial definitive trauma care to all patients, regardless of the severity.

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 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). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found here.

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018.