Englewood, NJ (PressExposure) February 24, 2012 -- A report released today by HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, recognized Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for its superior patient clinical outcomes by naming it among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac surgery and neurosciences as well as the top 5% for neurosurgery. Choosing a hospital can be a life or death decision. HealthGrades report found that patients treated at 5-star rated hospitals experience a 73% lower risk of mortality and a 63% lower risk of complications compared to 1-star rated hospitals. A quality comparison of doctors and hospitals in Bergen County and the greater New York market area can be found online at HealthGrades.com.
"Englewood Hospital is proud to provide our community with access to top-quality healthcare every day, and patients and their families can feel confident when they choose Englewood Hospital," said Douglas Duchak, President and CEO of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. "These distinctions are exceptionally important because they provide third-party recognition of our high level of care and services."
"Patients today have a wide array of options when it comes to choosing a healthcare provider," said Kerry Hicks, HealthGrades chief executive officer. "At HealthGrades, we are proud to have led the way for empowering patient choice based on objective clinical outcomes and access to actionable quality measures. We commend Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for its superior quality and support of consumerism and transparency in Bergen County."
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to clinical excellence and quality improvement as demonstrated by its outstanding patient outcomes across a variety of service areas including cardiac services, neurosciences, pulmonary services, GI care and Critical Care. Earlier this year, Englewood Hospital also was recognized for its top 10% national ranking in Maternity Care for the eighth consecutive year as well its top 10% national ranking for Patient Safety. Englewood Hospital has been recognized by HealthGrades with the following achievements by Service Area:
Recipient of the HealthGrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award in 2012
Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery in 2012
Ranked Among the Top 10 in NJ for Overall Cardiac Services for 4 Years in a Row (2009-2012)
Ranked Among the Top 10 in NJ for Cardiac Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
Five-Star Rated for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
Recipient of the HealthGrades Neurosciences Excellence Award in 2012
Recipient of the HealthGrades Neurosurgery Excellence Award in 2012
Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosurgery in 2012
Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences in 2012
Ranked Among the Top 5 in NJ for Neurosciences in 2012
Ranked Among the Top 5 in NJ for Neurosurgery in 2012
Five-Star Rated for Neurosciences in 2012
Five-Star Rated for Neurosurgery in 2012
Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Stroke in 2012
Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pneumonia for 10 Years in a Row (2003-2012)
Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pancreatitis in 2012
Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Sepsis in 2012
Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2012
Key findings of the HealthGrades 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America report include:
Patients had, on average a 73% lower risk of dying in a 5-star rated hospital compared to a 1-star rated hospital, and a 54% lower risk of dying in a 5-star rated hospital compared to the national average.
Patients were, on average, 63% less likely to experience inhospital complications than patients at 1-star programs, and had a 43% lower chance of developing an inhospital complication than the national average.
If all Medicare patients from 2008 through 2010 had been treated at 5-star hospitals, 240,040 lives could have potentially been saved.
In an online survey, 42% of HealthGrades visitors said that they believe their chances of experiencing an unexpected death or complication is higher in some hospitals in their community compared to others.
HealthGrades is America's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. HealthGrades online properties are the nation's leading destination for physician search and empower more than 170 million consumers annually to make informed healthcare decisions.