(January 15, 2013) Sellersville, PA. - Gastrointestinal (GI) Care and General Surgery at Grand View Hospital are both in the top 10 percent of America’s hospitals according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation
, evaluates how approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for nearly 30 of the most common conditions treated and procedures performed from 2009 through 2011.
In addition to placing in the top 10 percent nationally for GI care, recognition in the category includes:
- Ranked fourth in Pennsylvania for overall GI services, 2013
- Recipient of the Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award, 2013. This award recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in the areas of bowel obstruction, gallbladder removal, and GI surgery and procedures.
- 5-Star Recipient for GI Procedures and Surgeries Three Years in a Row, 2011-2013
- 5-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction, 2013
Based on outcomes in the General Surgery category such as risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates, Grand View ranked fourth in Pennsylvania and is recipient of the Healthgrades General Surgery Excellence Award, 2013. More than 2,800 inpatient surgeries and more than 6,600 outpatient surgeries of all types are performed at Grand View annually. Superior outcomes in care and treatment of the digestive tract, including GI bleeding and bowel obstruction, are among procedures considered for the General Surgery Excellence Award.
According to Grand View’s Medical Director, Jane Ferry, MD, “Being ranked among the nation’s best for both GI Care and General Surgery is an honor and accomplishment. Everyone is dedicated across all aspects of care, whether it’s diagnosis and treatment of a digestive disease, prevention, cancer screening, or surgery.”
Other recent notable Healthgrades recognition includes:
- Recipient of the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ four years in a row, 2009/2010-2012
- Ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation for Outstanding Patient Experience four years in a row, 2009/2010-2012
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2013
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure six years in a row, 2008-2013
- Five-Star Recipient for Joint Replacement in 2013
- Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement in 2013
- Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement two years in a row, 2012-2013
For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed at short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving five stars had, on average, 75 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals receiving one star (across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke, and pneumonia).
Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades risk adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby taking into account how sick patients were before they were admitted to the hospital. More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation
, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality
About Grand View Hospital
Grand View, 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 inpatient and outpatient care – particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopaedics, women’s and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. For more information about Grand View services and programs, visit www.gvh.org