Northern Named One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals

10/23/2012

Mount Airy, NC –Northern Hospital of Surry County today announced that it is among America’s top 100 hospitals for critical care for the second year in a row.  HealthGrades is the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. This recognition is part of new findings released today in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide across nearly 30 procedures and conditions. A 5-star quality measurement indicates that Northern Hospital of Surry County’s clinical performance is better than expected.

 
HealthGrades bases its objective hospital quality measures solely on clinical performance and updates them annually, free to the public. The 2013 performance outcomes are now available at www.healthgrades.com.
 
“At Northern Hospital of Surry County, we have a skillful and dedicated team of clinicians and employees,” said Bill James, Chief Executive Officer. “It is because of their hard work that our patients and their families receive quality healthcare that is among the best in the nation. Being named a top hospital in one of the largest healthcare studies in America validates everyone at Northern Hospital’s commitment to delivering high clinical quality to the communities we serve,” said James.
 
For its analysis, HealthGrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed from 2009 through 2011 at approximately 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving 5 stars had, on average, 75% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals receiving 1 star (across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke, and pneumonia).
 
“We have made a significant investment in the recruitment, retention and support of the many clinicians we are proud and fortunate to have, so the excellent patient outcomes results that have been realized from their efforts is now the best return on investment we could ever hope for”, said James
 
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 are upon hospital admission.
 
Northern Hospital of Surry County is also a recipient of the following HealthGrades accolades:
 
  • America's Best 100 Hospitals
  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™ in 2013
  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)Cardiac
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)Pulmonary
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 8 Years in Row (2006-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
  • Ranked #10 in NC for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NC for Overall Pulmonary Services for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013) (Ranked 10 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Pulmonary Services for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013 Gastrointestinal
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ in 2013
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades General Surgery Excellence Award™ in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for General Surgery in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2013
  • Ranked #5 in NC for GI Services in 2013
  • Ranked #2 in NC for General Surgery in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NC for GI Services in 2013 (Ranked 5 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NC for General Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 2 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Cholecystectomy in 2013 Critical Care
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in NC for Critical Care in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NC for Critical Care for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Critical Care for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Emergency Medicine for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012) Five-Star
  • Rated for Emergency Medicine for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012
 
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.
 

 

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