Parma Hospital Receives America’s 100 Best Hospitals Distinction in Coronary Intervention Procedures, Best in Cuyahoga County
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Parma Community General Hospital Receives
America’s 100 Best Hospitals Distinction
in Coronary Intervention Procedures
Recognized as Best Hospital in Cuyahoga County
for both Cardiology Services and Coronary Intervention
Parma Community General Hospital’s Cardiac program today received awards from HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: HealthGrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide across nearly 30 of the most common conditions and procedures.
Patient outcomes are important to consumers making choices today about hospitals. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for HealthGrades, 86 percent of Americans in 27 top designated market areas agree they would be more likely to choose – or not choose – a hospital if they could learn ahead of time the mortality rates for a certain procedure.
Other notable HealthGrades recognitions include:
America's Best 100 Hospitals
• One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
• Ranked #10 in OH for Cardiology Services in 2013
• Ranked #3 in OH for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013
• Ranked Among the Top 10 in OH for Cardiology Services in 2013 (Ranked 10 in 2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 5 in OH for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013) (Ranked 3 in 2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Cardiology Services for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013)
“This recognition, once again, from the leading independent quality rankings firm in the nation is validation that excellence in quality is not about size and national stature but about the personalized care you provide to the community,” said Terrence G. Deis, Parma Hospital’s president & CEO. “While we are proud to be among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for coronary interventions, we are even more pleased to have the exceptional nurses, physicians and support staff who contribute to making us the leading hospital in the county for cardiology and coronary interventions.”
According to the HealthGrades study, the risk of death is 58 percent lower at hospitals receiving 5 stars versus all other hospitals. The 2013 performance outcomes are now available free to the public at www.healthgrades.com.
For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, HealthGrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed from 2009 through 2011 at approximately 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. 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. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account each hospital’s unique population (demographics and severity of illness).
The American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: HealthGrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.
HealthGrades is America's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. HealthGrades’ online properties are the nation's leading destination for physician search and empower more than 170 million consumers annually to make informed healthcare decisions
About Parma Community General Hospital:
Parma Community General Hospital is a successful, independent, not-for-profit, community hospital in Cuyahoga County. Founded in 1961, Parma Hospital now has 348-beds with a medical staff of over 500 physicians in more than 30 specialties with a mission to provide excellent, personalized care. The Hospital has been recognized as one of the 20 Best Community Hospitals in the country and received national acclaim for its cardiac, orthopedics, stroke and bariatric programs. Find more about how treating you better begins with knowing you better at www.parmahospital.org.
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