Lakeview Regional Medical Center has achieved three five-star ratings from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, for the quality of its pneumonia, carotid surgery and respiratory failure care. According to Healthgrades®, patients treated at a hospital receiving five stars have a higher chance of survival and a lower risk of complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at a hospital receiving a one-star rating in that procedure or condition.
The 2017 Healthgrades achievements are for Treatment of Pneumonia for 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017), Carotid Surgery and Treatment of Respiratory Failure.
“These five-star ratings are a result of the entire team working together to provide our patients the highest quality care possible,” said Bret Kolman, Lakeview Regional Medical Center CEO. “I’m proud of the commitment and dedication of each of our employees, and these rankings show that we are exceeding our potential as a top healthcare provider to this community.”
"These five-star ratings are a result of the entire team working together to provide our patients the highest quality care possible."
The achievements are part of new findings and data released recently on Healthgrades.com and in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation. This annual report assesses the quality of care provided by the nation’s hospitals, based on objective clinical outcomes. A five-star rating indicates that a hospital's clinical results are statistically significantly better than expected. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. For the 2017 report, Healthgrades evaluated nearly 45 million patient records.
Healthgrades independently evaluates hospitals based on Medicare 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).