October 21, 2015
Salt Lake City, UT – October 20, 2015 – Four MountainStar hospitals earned national recognition for achieving exceptional clinical outcomes for patients, according to the Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation. St. Mark’s Hospital was named the only hospital in Utah to achieve the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award.
A five-star Healthgrades rating indicates that clinical outcomes at hospitals recognized in the 2016 report are better than expected with regard to treating a condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated. Several MountainStar hospitals earned five-star ratings this year including St. Mark’s Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, Ogden Regional Medical Center and Brigham City Community Hospital.
The 13th annual Healthgrades report includes ratings based on outcomes in multiple areas of patient care. The following MountainStar hospitals achieved awards and top ratings this year in comparison to other hospitals in Utah and the United States:
St. Mark’s Hospital
- St. Mark’s Hospital is the only hospital in the state to achieve the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award (2015), placing it among the top 10 percent nationwide
- Five-star rated for sepsis treatment – four years in a row (2013-2016)
- Five-star rated for colorectal surgeries – three consecutive years (2014-2016)
- Five-star rated for heart attack care – two years in a row (2015, 2016)
- Five-star rated for coronary interventional procedures, total knee replacement and sepsis treatment (2016)
Healthgrades is the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care. Its 2016 Report to the Nation evaluates clinical performance at more than 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide and assessed hospital performance relative to each of 33 common conditions and procedures. This year’s statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of approximately 40 million Medicare inpatient records for years 2012 through 2014 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals both nationally and regionally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2012 through 2014, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving five stars as a group, on average 222,392 lives could potentially have been saved and 166,086 complications could potentially have been avoided. A five-star rating indicates that the hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.
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 five star (statistically significantly better than expected), three star (not statistically different from expected), and one star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation with detailed cohort-specific outcomes data, hospital-specific quality achievements, and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality and www.healthgrades.com/find-a-hospital.
About MountainStar Healthcare
MountainStar is large enough to offer sophisticated procedures and implement cutting-edge technologies and small enough to preserve the human compassion in healing – one patient at a time. In Utah, caregivers at eight hospitals and a growing number of convenient imaging, physician and surgery centers deliver cost-effective and nationally recognized patient care. www.mountainstarhealth.com
Audrey Glasby, PR Director / MountainStar Healthcare
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