Denver, CO, October 29, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- HealthONE’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center is 5-star rated for the Treatment of Sepsis outcomes according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is 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 regionally and nationally. 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.*
Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2015 through 2017, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, then on average 222,210 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,210 in-hospital complications could potentially have been avoided.* A 5-star rating indicates that Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
In our own internal study of data, patients that have presented to Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center with a diagnosis of severe sepsis, the mortality rates have been <5% for the last year and over the past two quarters has been 0%. Ensuring thorough and timely interventions to these patients in an effort to be sure to catch sepsis before the patient becomes more ill has been the strong focus of both our Emergency Department and our inpatient units who admit patients directly.
“Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) provides complex healthcare services including bone marrow transplant, kidney and liver transplant, orthopedics and spine, OB/GYN, and gastrointestinal procedures, to patients and their families from across the Rocky Mountain Region and around the world,” states Reginald Washington, MD, Chief Medical Officer at P/SL. “P/SL is committed to providing safe, quality care for all patients. This designation is a testament to the hardwork and diligence of all staff to quickly detect and treat sepsis patients.”
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:
· Partnered with HCA to roll out the Sepsis Prevention and Optimization of Therapy (SPOT) application that functions as an early warning tool for recognition of sepsis in our inpatients.
· Get with the Guidelines Gold+ for Stroke Care.
· 5 consecutive Leapfrog A grades, most recently in Spring 2018.
Other recent notable Healthgrades recognitions:
· The Top 5% in the nation for 2018 Obstetrics & Gynecology Excellence Award (the only recipient in the Denver-Broomfield-Aurora CBSA)
· The Top 5% in the nation for 2018 Labor & Delivery Excellence Award (the only recipient in the Denver-Broomfield-Aurora CBSA)
“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. “This 5-star rating for the Treatment of Sepsis showcases the expertise and commitment of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s to their patients.”
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 www.healthgrades.com/quality/.
About HealthONE’S Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
For more than 135 years, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) has been meeting the healthcare needs of patients and their families from across the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions, and from around the world. With more than 80 specialties, 1,200 specialists and primary care physicians and 1,800 employees, P/SL and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is the only tertiary/quaternary combined pediatric and adult hospital in this region. Leading comprehensive services include the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cardiovascular Services, Cancer Care, Blood & Marrow Transplant, Labor & Delivery/Mom & Baby, Maternal-Fetal Care, Orthopedics, Spine, Kidney/Liver Transplant, Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Healing, Infectious Disease and more. For more information, please visit www.pslmc.com.
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.