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October 30, 2020 Contact: Lauresha Xhihani
(October 30, 2020) – Waterbury Hospital is 5-star rated for Coronary Interventional Procedures (PCI) outcomes according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
- Only in New Haven County, CT to achieve 5-Star for PCI in 2021
- Only in Southern CT* to achieve 5-Star for PCI in 2021
- *as defined by ct.gov
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and additional analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.
This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,785 lives could potentially have been saved and complications in 148,681 patients could potentially have been avoided.*
- From 2017-2019, patients treated for Coronary Interventional Procedures in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality have, on average: 4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star for in-house mortality.*
- From 2017-2019, patients treated for Coronary Interventional Procedures in hospitals with 5-stars for 30-day mortality have, on average: 5% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star for 30-day mortality.*
“Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades 5-star rating for Coronary Interventional Procedures (PCI) demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients.”
“Waterbury Hospital has distinguished itself year after year for the quality of care it provides cardiac patients. This award is a testament to that quality. With highly trained interventional cardiologists, latest technology and highly skilled nursing, technologists and support staff, patients don’t have to travel far for great care,” said CEO Lester Schindel.
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 16 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).
The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.
About Waterbury HEALTH
Waterbury HEALTH which includes Waterbury Hospital, Alliance Medical Group, Cardiology Associates, VNA Health at Home Greater Waterbury Imaging Center and Access Rehab Centers, offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency and acute care, and home healthcare. Serving Waterbury and 11 surrounding communities in Western Connecticut, Waterbury HEALTH is a member of Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., a national family of hospitals and healthcare networks.
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018.