Monday, October 27, 2014

Reid receives five-star ratings from Healthgrades

Reid has received 5 stars for the quality of treatment of total knee surgery, COPD, pneumonia, repair of abdominal aorta, carotid surgery and the treatment of GI bleed -- and ranked among the top 10% in the nation for pulmonary care, vascular surgery and GI medical treatment from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions to find the right doctor, the right hospital and the right care.

This achievement is part of new findings and data released recently on and in the Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes and organizational costs. For example, from 2011-2013, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 228,426 lives could potentially have been saved and 169,298 complications could potentially have been avoided.*

Of the 19 hospitals within the Indianapolis area, the 2015 study reveals that although these hospitals are just minutes away from each other, risk-adjusted in-hospital complication rates for Total Knee Replacement ranged from 2.2% on the low end to 23.6% on the high end, which is a more than 10.7-fold difference in complication rates. A 5-star rating indicates that Reid’s clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the total knee replacement procedure.

“Quality, safety and an excellent overall patient experience are at the center of everything we do at Reid,” said Craig Kinyon, Reid President/CEO. “Recognition like this serves to underscore our commitment and the dedication of the caregivers who patients trust 24/7 to give them the excellent, compassionate care.”

Kinyon noted that Reid has driving principles that call for keeping the best technology, the best people and submitting to numerous oversight organizations as one way to ensure “we never waver in our dedication to excellence. It’s rewarding when we receive quality ratings and recognitions like this that help illustrate our success at these commitments.”

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare-patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing 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 better than expected), 3-star (statistically as expected) and 1-star (statistically worse than expected) categories. Detailed performance information, such as cohort-specific outcomes data and quality achievements, as well as more information on the Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2011 through 2013 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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