St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Ranked Among Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation for Medical Excellence for Coronary Bypass Surgery, Cardiac Care and Major Cardiac Surgery

Hospital also earns top quality rankings in Medical Excellence and Patient Safety categories for Overall Hospital and Surgical Care and Cardiac and Gastrointestinal Care

November 18, 2015 – Brighton, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine, has earned several prestigious cardiac care recognitions from CareChex® – a division of Comparion® including Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation for Medical Excellence for Coronary Bypass Surgery, Cardiac Care and Major Cardiac Surgery for 2016.

St. Elizabeth’s earned awards in two categories: Medical Excellence and Patient Safety. Medical Excellence is an overall measure of quality for the hospital or health system and encompasses performance across risk-adjusted mortality rates, risk-adjusted complication rates, AHRQ inpatient quality indicators (IQIs), AHRQ patient safety indicators (PSIs), core measures, and HCAHPS patient satisfaction scores. Patient Safety is based on patient safety performance derived from AHRQ’s patient safety indicators (PSIs).

All 2016 CareChex® – a division of Comparion® rankings for St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center includes:

-          Medical Excellence

o   Top 100 in the Nation for Coronary Bypass Surgery

o   Top 10% of hospitals in the Nation for Cardiac Care, Coronary Bypass Surgery and Gastrointestinal Care

o   Top 10% of hospitals in the Region for Overall Hospital Care, Overall Surgical Care, Cardiac Care, Gastrointestinal Care and Interventional Coronary Care

o   Top 10% of hospitals in the Sate for Cardiac Care and Interventional Coronary Care

o   #1 in the Market for Interventional Coronary Care

-          Patient Safety

o   Top 100 in Nation for Cardiac Care and Major Cardiac Surgery

o   Top 10% of hospitals in the Nation for Overall Hospital Care, Overall Surgical Care, Cardiac Care, Major Cardiac Surgery, Gastrointestinal Care and Interventional Coronary Care

o   Top 10% of hospitals in the Region for Overall Hospital Care, Overall Surgical Care, Cardiac Care, Major Cardiac Surgery, Gastrointestinal Care, Interventional Coronary Care and Major Bowel Procedures

o   Top 10% of hospitals in the State for Overall Hospital Care, Overall Surgical Care, Cardiac Care and Interventional Coronary Care

 

“For the past three years, St. Elizabeth’s has been honored for excellence in various areas of our cardiac care in addition to this year’s honors in the areas of gastrointestinal care and overall hospital and surgical care,” said Michael Bakerman, MD, Vice President for Medical Affairs, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. “We are grateful for this acknowledgement and committed to continuing our focus on providing affordable, high-quality health care to our patients. The CareChex recognitions are a direct result of the dedication and expertise of our entire staff.”

 

CareChex® – a division of Comparion®, is one of the nation's largest privately-held healthcare information services companies, providing clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences.

 

About St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is a major academic medical center affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine.  Areas of medical excellence include vascular and endovascular surgery, cardiology, neurosciences, general and robotic surgery, bariatric surgery, women’s health, high-risk obstetrics, bone and joint health, hematology/oncology, pulmonary medicine and emergency medicine.  St. Elizabeth’s is a member of Steward Health Care, which is the second largest health care system in New England.  Visit St. Elizabeth’s online at www.semc.org.

 

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