HealthGrades Quality Outcomes 2013
Best Hospital in Cuyahoga County for both Cardiology Services and Coronary Intervention
HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, has named Parma Community General Hospital the best hospital in Cuyahoga County for both cardiology and coronary intervention.
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.”
Other notable HealthGrades recognitions include:
- 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)
HealthGrades Quality Outcomes 2012
#1 in Ohio for Coronary Interventional Procedures
HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, has named Parma Community General Hospital the best hospital in Ohio – and among the top 5 percent in the nation – for coronary interventional procedures. Parma Hospital also ranked among the top hospitals in the state for overall cardiac services.
Parma Hospital was the first hospital in the region to implement a Code STEMI system that alerts the Cardiac Catheterization Lab of heart attack patients en route. Electronic transmission of EKGs from ambulances to the Emergency Department (ED) – and subsequent notification of key hospital staff – has resulted in a median response time of 55 minutes, well below the national standard of 90 minutes. Many cardiologists, including Dr. Zirafi, have clocked times as low as 9 and 14 minutes, as measured from the moment the patient arrives in the ED to the insertion of the balloon in the cath lab to clear the occluded artery and restore blood flow to the heart.
Additional clinical achievements for Parma Community General Hospital include:
One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ in 2012
Ranked #1 in Ohio for Coronary Interventional Procedures
Ranked among the Top 5 facilities in Ohio and one of the Top 5 percent of facilities in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for four years in a row (2009-2012)
Recipient of the HealthGrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2009-2012)
Overall Cardiac Services put Parma Hospital among the Top 10 facilities in the state for past two years and among the Top 10 percent in the nation in 2012
Recipient of the HealthGrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ in 2012
Five-Star Rated for Cardiology Services for two years in a row (2011-2012)
Five-Star Rated for Coronary Bypass Surgery in 2012
Five-Star Rated for Coronary Interventional Procedures for eight years in a row (2005-2012)
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