Straub, Pali Momi and Wilcox Medical Centers were recently recognized for quality care and exceptional patient outcomes by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.
These achievements are part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals at the local, regional and national levels, and the impact that this variation has on health outcomes.
Straub, Pali Momi and Wilcox received the following recognitions:
Straub Medical Center
Straub Medical Center was named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery. In addition, it was recognized for the following clinical achievements:
- Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award for 2 years in a row
- Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 10 years in a row
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 10 years in a row
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 7 years in a row
- Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 6 years in a row
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 2 years in a row
- Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal / Stomach Surgeries for 2 years in a row
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 7 years in a row
Earlier this year, Straub Medical Center was also recognized with the Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the ninth consecutive year.
Pali Momi Medical Center
For the second year in a row, Pali Momi Medical Center is a Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment. The five-star rating indicates that Pali Momi Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
Wilcox Medical Center
Wilcox Medical Center is a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack and Stroke, which means its clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating heart attacks and strokes.
“We are honored to receive these national recognitions for quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Art Gladstone, CEO of Straub Medical Center and Pali Momi Medical Center. “It validates the continuous effort by our physicians and staff to put our patients and their health first, and it provides our patients with assurance that they can be confident in the quality of care they receive at Straub and Pali Momi.”
Added Jen H. Chahanovich, President & CEO of Wilcox Medical Center, “We are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care right here on Kauai, and this recognition for our treatment of heart attacks and stroke is evidence of that. Our physicians, nurses and staff are to be commended for helping to make this designation possible.”
“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “These recognitions help to distinguish Straub, Pali Momi and Wilcox Medical Centers in their marketplaces.”
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 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 15 states and the District of Columbia. 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 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at Healthgrades.com/Quality.