St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Named America’s 50 Best for Cardiac Surgery and America’s 100 Best for Cardiac Care and Coronary Intervention
Brighton, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery for the second year in a row, as well as America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for the seventh year in a row, and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention for the third year in a row according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. 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.*
The Cardiac Surgery achievement is part of findings released today in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation has on health outcomes. From 2015-2017, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award have, on average a 51.1% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
“Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Consumers should consider hospital quality when navigating their care journeys, and this recognition distinguishes St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in the marketplace.”
“These recognitions by Healthgrades for cardiac surgery and cardiac care underscore the consistent commitment of our physicians and staff to the highest clinical standards, patient safety, and service to our patients and families,” said Harrison Bane, president of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. “I am proud of our team and these prestigious designations are a testament to the high quality care that’s being delivered to our patients every day.”
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/.