November 07, 2019
MountainView Hospital is 5-star rated for several procedures and conditions according to a national report released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
The areas in which MountainView Hospital received 5-stars was:
- Cardiac: Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures in 2020
- Critical care:
- Recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Critical Care Excellence Award
- Names Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2020
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
- Labor and delivery: Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
- Neurosciences: Five-Star Recipient of Treatment of Stroke in 2020
- Pulmonary: Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)
This achievement is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital leaders. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and additional analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states.
Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. From 2016-2018, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 220,019 lives could potentially have been saved and 149,403 complications could potentially have been avoided*. A 5-star rating indicates that MountainView's clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
"Consumers have many choices when it comes to choosing a hospital where to receive care and the choice can be a matter of life and death," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. "The hospitals that have been recognized as 5-star rated for specific procedures and conditions stand out above the rest for the ongoing dedication and commitment to providing exceptional care to their patients."
"MountainView Hospital is pleased that its commitment to patient safety is recognized by outside organizations such as Healthgrades," said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Chief Executive Officer. "All of these recognitions signifies our passion for providing timely, accurate, safe care to each and every patient - every time."
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 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. 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. View the full list of Specialty Excellence Award™ recipients here. Read the complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology.