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MONROE HOSPITAL IS HEALTHGRADES FIVE-STAR RECIPIENT FOR PNEUMONIA FOR THREE YEARS IN A ROW (2019-2021)

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Monroe Hospitalis 5-star rated for Pneumonia outcomes according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

Monroe Hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 46 hospitals in 14 states. This year, Prime hospitals received a combined 295 awards from Healthgrades including 5-Star designations, Specialty Excellence Awards and America’s 100 Best By Specialty.

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 16 states.

This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,785 lives could potentially have been saved and complications in 148,681 patients could potentially have been avoided.*

For the 2021 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared hospitals with statistically better than expected performance (5-stars), as a group, to those with statistically worse than expected performance (1-star), as a group, and found: From 2017-2019, patients treated for Community Acquired Pneumonia in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality have, on average:

  • 74.1% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star for in-house

mortality.*

From 2017-2019, patients treated for Community Acquired Pneumonia in hospitals with 1-star for in-hospital mortality are, on average:

  • 3.9 times more likely to die than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital

mortality.*

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

“Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades 5-star rating for Pneumonia demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients.”

“Being a Healthgrades Five-Star recipient for Pneumonia three years in a row is a great honor and indicates that our entire team is dedicated to providing the safest and highest quality of care for our community!” said Nancy Bakewell, Administrator / CNO.

Monroe Hospital was also recognized for the following achievements:

  • Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award: and
  • Named Among Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety in both 2019 and 2020

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 16 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). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018.