Memorial Hospital takes several honors in Healthgrades report

BELLEVILLE — Memorial Hospital Belleville has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s top hospitals for quality patient outcomes in six specific service areas and patient safety.

turner markHealthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

Memorial was recognized for the following:

CARDIOLOGY
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure

NEUROSCIENCES
Five-Star Recipient of Stroke

PULMONARY
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

GASTROINTESTINAL
Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Excellence Award – Two Years in a Row (2107-2018)
Ranked Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall GI Services – Two Years in a Row (2017-2018)
Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries – Two Years in a Row (2017-2018)
Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed – Two Years in a Row (2017-2018)

CRITICAL CARE
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis – Two Years in a Row (2017-2018)
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism (2018)
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure – 11 Years in a Row (2008-2018)

PATIENT SAFETY
Recipient of Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award – Three Years in a Row (2015-2017)
Among Top 5 percent in the Nation for Patient Safety – Two Years in a Row (2016-2017)
Among Top 10 percent in the Nation for Patient Safety – Three Years in a Row (2015-2017)

These achievements are part of findings released in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2018: Report to the Nation, which demonstrates how clinical performance differs between hospitals and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes. For example, from 2013-2015, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 223,412 could potentially have been saved and 162,215 complications could potentially have been avoided.

A 5-star rating indicates that Memorial’s clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

“We are extremely pleased with these ratings,” said Mark J. Turner, Memorial’s president (shown). “We know consumers have a choice of where to go for their healthcare services and rely on resources, like Healthgrades, to help them make those decisions.”

— The Illinois Business Journal

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