HealthGrades Names Grand View Hospital Among Best in Nation for Hip Replacement and Hip Fracture Repair
Patients Treated at 5-Star Hospitals have 73 Percent Lower Chance of Death compared to 1-Star Hospitals
(October 25, 2011) Sellersville, PA – A report released October 18 by HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, named Grand View Hospital 5-star rated for Total Hip Replacement and Hip Fracture Repair. Choosing a hospital can be a life or death decision. HealthGrades report found that patients treated at 5-star rated hospitals experience a 73 percent lower risk of mortality and a 63 percent lower risk of complications compared to 1-star rated hospitals. A quality comparison of doctors and hospitals can be found online at www.HealthGrades.com.
“Grand View’s orthopaedic team aims to provide the highest level of care and patient satisfaction. Attaining a 5-star rating in these two specialties speaks of the strength of our orthopaedics program and our Joint Replacement Center where thousands of patients have undergone minimally invasive hip and knee replacement procedures since the Center opened in 2002.”
“Patients today have a wide array of options when it comes to choosing a healthcare provider,” said Kerry Hicks, HealthGrades chief executive officer. “At HealthGrades, we are proud to have led the way for empowering patient choice based on objective clinical outcomes and access to actionable quality measures. We commend Grand View for its superior quality and support of consumerism and transparency.”
Key findings of the HealthGrades 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America
- Patients had, on average a 73 percent lower risk of dying in a 5-star rated hospital compared to a 1-star rated hospital, and a 54 percent lower risk of dying in a 5-star rated hospital compared to the national average.
- Patients, on average, were 63 percent less likely to experience inhospital complications than patients at 1-star programs, and had a 43 percent lower chance of developing an inhospital complication than the national average.
- If all Medicare patients from 2008 through 2010 had been treated at 5-star hospitals, 240,040 lives could have potentially been saved.
- If all Medicare patients from 2008 through 2010 had gone to 5-star hospitals for their procedure, 164,472 inhospital complications could have potentially been avoided.
About Grand View Hospital
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery Counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of care – particularly emphasizing the areas of cancer treatment, women's and children's health, surgery, orthopaedics, and heart and vascular care. Visit www.gvh.org for more information about the hospital, its programs, and services.
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