Beebe Healthcare Recognized for Quality by Healthgrades

2017-11-08T16:38:59+00:00 Oct. 17|

Beebe Healthcare is proud to announce it has been recognized by Healthgrades as having high achievements in Cardiac, Orthopaedic Services, Pulmonary, and Critical Care. Beebe was named among the top hospitals in the nation for coronary interventions – the only hospital on Delmarva to earn this distinction.

Beebe Healthcare has achieved:

  • Top 10 percent in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for two years in a row (2017-2018)
  • Five-Star recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 15 years in a row (2004-2018)
  • Five-Star recipient for Total Hip Replacement for two years in a row (2017-2018)
  • Five-Star recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for nine years in a row (2010-2018)
  • Top 5 percent in the nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2018
  • Five-Star recipient for treatment of COPD in 2018
  • Five-Star recipient for treatment of Pneumonia for 13 years in a row (2006-2018)
  • Five-Star recipient for treatment of Sepsis for nine years in a row (2010-2018)
  • Five-Star recipient for treatment of Respiratory Failure for two years in a row (2017-2018)

These achievements are part of findings released today by Healthgrades and are featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

“Beebe Healthcare prides itself on serving the community’s health needs. To meet this goal, our care teams are consistently improving processes that lead to better outcomes for our patients,” said Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, President & CEO, Beebe Healthcare. “Over the past several years, our Quality and Safety teams have put new procedures into place to reduce complications and hospital-acquired infections, as well as to reduce sepsis and pneumonia complications. This work is evident in Beebe’s continued achievement in these areas. In addition, our surgery teams in Orthopaedic Services and Cardiac & Vascular continue to achieve excellent outcomes for our patients. I am proud to note that our Respiratory and Critical Care teams are also continuing to have exceptional outcomes in the treatment of respiratory failure and COPD.”

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

“Consumers place high value on information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved recognition for their quality outcomes prove their commitment to their patients and their community at large.”

*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 evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 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. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware for residents and visitors, including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer treatment center, home care services, and outpatient facilities providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehabilitation services.  For more information, please visit us online at www.beebehealthcare.org.