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McKee Medical Center receives Healthgrades recognitions once again

 

LOVELAND, Colo. (Oct. 23, 2012) – McKee Medical Center’s Critical Care program today received top honors from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. This recognition is the America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Critical Care™ award.

The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the nation, which evaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide across nearly 30 of the most common conditions and procedures.

Patient outcomes are important to consumers making choices today about hospitals. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 86 percent 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.

Other notable Healthgrades recognitions include:

Cardiac

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 percent in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013
  • Ranked No. 3 in Colorado for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in Colorado for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013 (Ranked 3 in 2013)
  •  Five-Star Recipient for Cardiology Services for two years in a row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for two years in a row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for three years in a row (2011-2013)


Orthopedic

  • Ranked No. 8 in Colorado for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in CO for Overall Orthopedic Services for two years in a row (2012-2013) (Ranked 8 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for two years in a row (2012-2013)


Neurosciences

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 percent in the nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2013
  • Ranked No. 3 in Colorado for Treatment of Stroke in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in CO for Treatment of Stroke for five years in a row (2009-2013) (Ranked 3 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for five years in a row (2009-2013)

Pulmonary

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 percent  in the nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked No. 9 in Colorado for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in CO for Overall Pulmonary Services for four years in a row (2010-2013) (Ranked 9 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Pulmonary Services for three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for four years in a row (2010-2013)

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 percent in the nation for Critical Care for three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked No 1 in Colorado for Critical Care for two years in a row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in Colorado for Critical Care for three years in a row (2011-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Critical Care for three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for five years in a row (2009-2013)

Emergency Medicine

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ for three years in a row (2010-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Emergency Medicine for three years in a row (2010-2012)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Emergency Medicine for three years in a row (2010-2012)


“Each award we receive is evidence of our ongoing commitment to quality care for our patients,” said Marilyn Schock, McKee Medical Center CEO. “Seeing a list of all the awards shows the breadth of excellence coming from staff in all areas.”

According to the Healthgrades study, the risk of death is 58 percent 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/.

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.

ABOUT MCKEE MEDICAL CENTER
McKee Medical Center is a fully accredited, private nonprofit facility with 132 beds. It serves as a community medical center with services including emergency, oncology, heart, orthopedics, inpatient and outpatient surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, intensive care, lab and medical imaging.

ABOUT BANNER HEALTH
Based in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, not-for-profit health care systems in the country. Banner has 23 facilities that offer an array of services including hospital care, home care, hospice care, nursing registries, surgery centers, laboratories, rehabilitation services.

For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com.

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