fullerton Hospital Leads in Patient Outcomes for Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment, New Healthgrades Analysis Finds
FULLERTON, California., May 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — After comparing the clinical performance of California hospitals in treating stroke, Healthgrades – a national leader in healthcare measurement and transparency – ranked Providence St. Jude Medical Center as the top performing hospital in the state.
Although this is the first year that Healthgrades is using patient scores to determine state rankings, earlier this year the rating organization announced its annual America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care: an honor Providence bestowed on St. Jude three years in a row became.
“We are grateful to be recognized as the best in California” explains the CEO of Providence St. Jude, Laura Ramos. “But we are more grateful for what it means for our patients: more mothers, fathers, husbands and wives have returned to their families.”
That fullerton The hospital also ranked fourth in the state for critical care for conditions ranging from pulmonary embolism and respiratory failure to sepsis and diabetic emergencies. As with stroke, the top ranking in critical care follows three years after being named one of America’s top 100 hospitals for critical care by Healthgrades.
Only four other hospitals in California matched Providence St. Jude’s performance of finishing in the top five in several areas: University at Stanford Medical Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center and UC Davis Medical Center.
“Being ranked among the best in the state is a testament to Providence St. Jude’s continued commitment to providing world-class care. Their extensive medical expertise has built a track record of achieving positive outcomes for their patients,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science, Healthgrades. For nearly 25 years, Healthgrades’ mission has been to provide transparent hospital ratings, using comprehensive data insights available nowhere else, to help consumers make better healthcare decisions. “Patients can feel secure knowing they have access to world-class care at Providence St. Jude.”
Other Healthgrades awards the tertiary care hospital received this year include: America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, and America’s 100 Best Hospitals in Overall Clinical Quality. Designated by the Joint Commission as an elite comprehensive stroke center, Providence St. Jude offers some of the most advanced neurointerventional, neurosurgical and neurorehabilitative capabilities in the nation and serves as a referral center for other hospitals with difficult or challenging cases.
“The passion that our doctors and nurses bring to provide exceptional care has always been unique,” he explains Sayen Mathews, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Providence St. Jude, noting another recent award: being named the top hospital in the state for culture and nurse engagement by Modern Healthcare. “Consistently earning the highest quality awards in the state and nation begins with a culture where excellence is simply a starting point.”
Healthgrades rates hospital quality for conditions and procedures based solely on clinical outcomes to help consumers understand, compare, and evaluate hospital performance. Visit healthgrades.com for a full list of rankings and methods.
About Providence Southern California
providence Southern California is a nonprofit Catholic health care network that includes 11 hospitals, approximately 120 clinics, TrinityCare Hospice and its TrinityKids Care children’s hospice, Providence High School, home health services, eight wellness centers, and numerous physician groups. Together these generate ministries, including secular members and some representing other faiths $7.5 billion Net income and employs about 35,000 people – so-called nurses – and almost 5,200 doctors. providence Southern California is part of providencea healthcare system with 111,000 nurses in 51 hospitals, 829 clinics and a comprehensive range of services Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. PSJH strives to improve access to health care and provide quality, compassionate care to those we serve, with a focus on those most in need.
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