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

October 21, 2014

A report released today by Healthgrades, a national independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, recognized all six Providence Health & Services, Southern California, medical centers for excellent clinical outcomes.

Providence medical centers received a total of nearly 100 awards in a variety of specialties including critical care, pulmonology, cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology and orthopedics.

“Our physicians, nurses and other clinicians – our entire team – are committed to providing the best possible care, resulting in the best possible outcomes across all our specialties,” said Lanny Eason, M.D., chief medical officer of Providence Health & Services, Southern California. “All of our Providence caregivers share in these awards from Healthgrades, which measures quality based on outcomes and complication rates.”

Healthgrades provides a consumer website that allows consumers to review hospitals and physicians for quality.

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

Here are the awards each Providence medical center earned:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center:

CARDIAC

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award for six years in a row
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for six years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for seven years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 13 years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2015

ORTHOPEDICS

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award for four years in a row
  • Named among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Joint Replacement for four years in a row
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2015
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Joint Replacement for four years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for five years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for four years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Back Surgery in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery in 2015

GASTROINTESTINAL

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award
  • Named among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2015
  • Named among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment in 2015
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2015
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment for two years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for two years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for two years in a row

CRITICAL CARE

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 12 years in a row

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center:

CARDIAC

  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures for two years in a row

ORTHOPEDICS

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Spine Surgery Excellence Award
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Spine Surgery in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for three years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for five years in a row

PULMONARY

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for two years in a row
  • Named among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for two years in a row
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for two years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for two years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for two years in a row

GASTROINTESTINAL

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades General Surgery Excellence Award™ for two years in a row
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2015
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for General Surgery in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for three years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for three years in a row

CRITICAL CARE

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Critical Care Excellence Award
  • Named among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Critical Care in 2015
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Critical Care in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for two years in a row

Providence Tarzana Medical Center:

CARDIAC

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 11 years in a row

PULMONARY

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for two years in a row
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for two years in a row
  • Ranked No.2 in California for Overall Pulmonary Services
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in California for Overall Pulmonary Services for two years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Pulmonary Services for three years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for two years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for four years in a row

VASCULAR

  • Five-Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aorta

GASTROINESTINAL CARE

  • Recipient of the 2013 Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award
  • Recipient of the 2013 Healthgrades General Surgery Excellence Award
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 percent in the nation for Overall GI Services
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 percent in the nation for General Surgery
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 percent in the nation for GI Medical Treatment
  • Ranked No.10 in California for GI Services
  • Ranked No.7 in California for General Surgery
  • Ranked No. 8 in California for GI Medical Treatment
  • Five-Star Recipient for General Surgery
  • Five-Star Recipient for GI Procedures and Surgeries for two years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for two years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis

CRITICAL CARE

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for three years in a row

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center of Torrance:

CARDIAC

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for two years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures for two years in a row

ORTHOPEDICS

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award for three years in a row
  • Named among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for two years in a row
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for three years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for four years in a row

PULMONARY

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for two years in a row

PROSTATE SURGERY

  • Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery for four years in a row

GASTROINTESTINAL

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award for three years in a row
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades General Surgery Excellence Award for two years in a row
  • Named among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall GI Services for two years in a row
  • Named among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for General Surgery in 2015
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall GI Services for three years in a row
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for General Surgery for two years in a row
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment for two years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for two years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for two years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2015

CRITICAL CARE

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for five years in a row

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

CARDIAC

  • Named Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 13 years in a row

PULMONARY

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 11 years in a row
  • Named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for two years in a row
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 13 years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for four years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 13 years in a row

GASTROINTESTINAL

  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for two years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for eight years in a row

CRITICAL CARE

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 10 years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies in 2015

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center of San Pedro:

CARDIAC

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2015

NEUROSCIENCES

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2015

GASTROINTESTINAL

  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for two years in a row

CRITICAL CARE

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for four years in a row

For its 2014 hospital quality outcomes analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed at short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving 5 stars had, on average, 75 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals receiving 1 star (across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke, and pneumonia).

Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades risk adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby taking into account how sick patients were before they were admitted to the hospital.

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.