Trinity Rock Island identified by Healthgrades as One of America’s 100 Best for Cardiac and Coronary Interventions
November 7, 2012
Trinity Rock Island announced today it is One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care and Coronary Interventional Procedures according to Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, a report released on Oct. 23 thatevaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide across nearly 30 of the most common conditions and procedures.
Studies show that patient outcomes are important to consumers making choices today about hospitals. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 86% of Americans in 27 top designated market areas agree they would be more likely to choose – or not choose – a hospital if they could learn ahead of time the mortality rates for a certain procedure.
Notable Healthgrades Cardiac recognitions for Trinity Rock Island include:
· One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ in 2013
· One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ in 2013
· Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ in 2013
· Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
· Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
· Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2013
· Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013
· Ranked Among the Top 10 in IL for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
· Ranked Among the Top 10 in IL for Cardiology Services in 2013
· Ranked Among the Top 10 in IL for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
· Five-Star Recipient for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
· Five-Star Recipient for Cardiology Services in 2013
· Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
· Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
· Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2013
“As an organization that focuses on clinical outcomes, quality indicators and the caliber of our entire health care team, Trinity has been able to achieve results that rank us among the best in the country,” said Trinity President and CEO Rick Seidler. “These things don’t happen without a constant focus on clinical excellence and a passion for getting better each day.”
According to the Healthgrades study, the risk of death is 58% lower at hospitals receiving 5 stars versus all other hospitals. The 2013 performance outcomes are now available free to the public at www.healthgrades.com.
“Our heart care team knows what it takes to achieve excellent results for our patients. We work together and have processes in place that help us to achieve the best outcome for every patient every time. Ultimately that leads to better care,” said Dr. Sanjeev Puri, cardiologist with Cardiovascular Medicine P.C. in Moline who is on staff at Trinity.
At Trinity, physicians follow the American College of Cardiology’s criteria for appropriate stenting to ensure that patients are receiving the right level of care for their heart condition. The physicians also lead monthly cardiology division team meetings that address all aspects of patient care and how it is coordinated.
In addition Trinity has invested in technology to enable outlying ambulance services to identify if a patient is having a cardiac event as quickly as possible to help streamline their care once they arrive at the hospital. This increases the chances of preserving heart muscle from further damage.
Trinity also re-engineered its treatment process for heart attack victims several years ago that uses a special alert called overhead to more efficiently gather staff and begin preparing the cath lab for use when necessary. Now the diagnosis can be made while the patient is still en route and the cath lab treatment team can be assembled before the patient ever arrives. The new system also means that patients can be taken directly to the cath lab once they get to the hospital, bypassing the ER and saving valuable time.
For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes 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 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. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account each hospital’s unique population (demographics and severity of illness).
The American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.