Providence Health & Services, Southern California Among the Nation’s Best for Clinical Outcomes: Healthgrades Study

October 22, 2013

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 22, 2013) – A report released today by Healthgrades, a national independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings for consumers, recognized all five Providence Health & Services, Southern California, medical centers for excellent clinical outcomes.

Providence medical centers received a total of 99 awards in a variety of specialties including critical care, maternity, pulmonology, cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, gynecology, prostate removal and bariatric weight loss surgery.

“We at Providence are working together to create healthier communities, and our physicians and clinicians across our five hospitals have taken this to heart, ensuring clinical excellence for each and every patient,” said Lanny Eason, M.D., chief medical officer of Providence Health & Services, Southern California.

“Healthgrades measures quality based on outcomes and complication rates, and this recognition of so many specialties speaks volumes about our dedication to excellence.”

Healthgrades provides a website that allows consumers to review hospitals and physicians for quality. The organization’s released its latest findings today in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically among hospitals and the impacts this variation may have on health outcomes. For example, from 2010-12, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving five stars as a group, on average 234,252 lives potentially could have been saved and 157,418 complications could potentially have been avoided. A five-star rating indicates a hospital’s clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.

“Hospitals earn this distinction by providing better than expected outcomes for specific conditions and procedures,” said Evan Marks, executive vice president of Informatics and Strategy, Healthgrades. “When selecting physicians associated with a hospital that has achieved this recognition, consumers can expect a commitment to exceptional clinical quality care.”

Providence, a Catholic not-for-profit organization, operates Providence Holy Cross, Providence Saint Joseph and Providence Tarzana medical centers in the San Fernando Valley and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in Torrance and San Pedro.

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 31 common conditions and procedures. More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality. These are the recognitions given to Providence Southern California hospitals:

 

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center:

Cardiac

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 12 Years in a Row

Pulmonary

  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 10 Years in a Row
  • Ranked among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 3 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 12 Years in a Row

Gastrointestinal

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades General Surgery Excellence Award
  • Ranked among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for General Surgery
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 7 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis
  • Critical CareFive-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 9 Years in a Row

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro


Orthopedic

  •  Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 3 Years in a Row

Gastrointestinal

  • Five-Star Recipient for Colo-rectal Surgeries in Critical Care

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award
  • Ranked among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Critical Care
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 3 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure

Prostate Surgery

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Prostate Surgeries Excellence Award for 3 Years in a Row
  • Ranked among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Prostate Surgeries for 3 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery for 3 Years in a Row

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance:

Hospital-wide

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award
  • Ranked among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Patient Safety
  • America's Best 100 Hospitals
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care

Cardiac

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure

Orthopedic

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award for 2 Years in a Row
  • Ranked among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 3 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 6 Years in a Row

Pulmonary

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award
  • Ranked among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia

Gastrointestinal

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award for 2 Years in a Row
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades General Surgery Excellence Award
  • Ranked among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall GI Services
  • Ranked among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for General Surgery
  • Ranked among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries
  • Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award
  • Ranked among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Critical Care
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 4 Years in a Row

Gynecological Surgery

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award for 3 Years in a Row
  • Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Gynecologic Surgery
  • Among Top 5 percent of Hospitals Evaluated for Gynecologic Surgery
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Surgery for 3 Years in a Row

Prostate Surgery

  • Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery for 3 Years in a Row

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Orthopedic

  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 2 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 4 Years in a Row

Pulmonary

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award
  • Ranked among the Top 5percent in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2014

Gastrointestinal

  • Ranked among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for 2 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colo-rectal Surgeries for 2 Years in a Row

Critical Care

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis

Bariatric

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award for 3 Years
  • Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Bariatric Surgery
  • Among Top 5 percent of Hospitals Evaluated For Bariatric Surgery
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Bariatric Surgery for 3 Years in a Row

Maternity Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Maternity Care Excellence Award
  • Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Maternity Care
  • Among Top 5 percent of Hospitals Evaluated For Maternity Care
  • Five-Star Recipient for Maternity Care for 11 Years in a Row

Gynecological Surgery

  • Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Surgery for 3 Years in a Row

Providence Tarzana Medical Center

Hospital-wide

  • America's Best 100 Hospitals
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care for 2 Years in a Row
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care for 2 Years in a Row
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery for 2 Years in a Row
  • One of HealthgradesAmerica’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care

Cardiac

  • Ranked among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Cardiology Services
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 12 Years in a Row

Neurosciences

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke

Pulmonary

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 3 Years in a Row
  • Ranked among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 3 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 3 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 5 Years in a Row

Gastrointestinal

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades General Surgery Excellence Award for 2 Years in a Row
  • Ranked among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall GI Services for 2 Years in a Row
  • Ranked among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for General Surgery for 2 Years in a Row
  • Ranked among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment for 2 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for 3 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colo-rectal Surgeries for 3 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 3 Years in a Row

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award
  • Ranked among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Critical Care
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 4 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism

Maternity Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Maternity Care Excellence Award for 4 Years in a Row
  • Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Maternity Care
  • Among Top 10 percent of Hospitals Evaluated for Maternity Care
  • Five-Star Recipient for Maternity Care for 4 Years in a Row