Hanford's Adventist Health gets high marks from Healthgrades for variety of services

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Hanford's Adventist Health gets high marks from Healthgrades for variety of services

Hanford’s Adventist Health site received 5-stars when it comes to positive outcomes for gallbladder removal surgery and treatment of respiratory failure and heart attack according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of mortality 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 2018 through 2020, if all hospitals performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,141 lives could potentially have been saved, and complications in 156,050 patients could potentially have been avoided.*

“In keeping with our goal to provide high-quality care during every patient visit, our teams are constantly evaluating processes to improve the procedures we offer our community,” says Dr. Gurvinder Kaur, medical officer for Adventist Health in the Central Valley. “This recognition validates our commitment to quality healthcare and the contributions of our expert hospital teams.”

The hospital has implemented care redesign pathways within its care delivery network to improve and standardize care that is seamless, and patient centered. “Specifically, we undertook the Acute Myocardial Infarction (blockage of blood flow to heart muscle) and Congestive Heart Failure (heart doesn’t pump blood as well as it should) redesign pathways that touched several areas of acute care and post-acute care delivery,” says Dr. Kaur.

Adventist Health Hanford is also the recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award; named among the Top 10% in the nation for Patient Safety in 2021.

*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 31 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).

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 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 2017 through 2019. Due to the highly variable impact of the pandemic on hospital outcomes, Healthgrades made the decision to exclude cases with a COVID-19 diagnosis from the 2020 data in order to preserve the statistical integrity of our models and fairly evaluate clinical outcomes at all hospitals. To view the complete methodology, visit: https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/ratings-awards/methodology

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