California-Based Foothill Regional Medical Center is 2020 Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment
A 5-star rating indicates that Foothill Regional’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated for performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
“We are proud to provide nationally recognized care in Orange County,” said CEO Araceli Lonergan. “This clinical quality award validates the high quality care provided by our staff and the caliber of surgeons on our medical staff.”
This achievement is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital leader.
Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. From 2016-2018, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 220,019 lives could potentially have been saved and 149,403 complications could potentially have been avoided.*
A 5-star rating indicates that Foothill Regional’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated. For the 2020 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 2016‐2018, patients having Hip Fracture Repair in hospitals with 5‐stars have, on average a 46.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1‐star.*
“Consumers have many choices when it comes to choosing a hospital where to receive care and the choice can be a matter of life and death,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, Healthgrades’ chief medical officer. “The hospitals that have been recognized as 5-star rated for specific procedures and conditions stand out above the rest for the ongoing dedication and commitment to providing exceptional care to their patients.”
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 15 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) categories.
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.