Chambersburg Hospital released today that it has been recognized by Healthgrades or the seventh consecutive year as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Coronary Intervention for 2018. Chambersburg has also been recognized for the second consecutive year one the America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Pulmonary Care. In addition, Chambersburg is also one the America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Orthopedic Surgery and one the America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Critical Care in 2018.
Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* Healthgrades identified the 100 best-performing hospitals across all conditions or procedures evaluated within Orthopedic Surgery.
The achievement is part of findings released today in the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation.
“The awards further demonstrate Chambersburg Hospital’s commitment to providing the best care possible to our local community. Of course, none of it would happen without the hard work by every one of our staff members,” said Patrick O’Donnell, President and CEO of Summit Health.
In 2018, Chambersburg Hospital is also the recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award for eighth consecutive year, which places Chambersburg Hospital in the Top 5% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures. Additionally, they have been named in the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services. Chambersburg Hospital also has three five-star recognitions in Coronary Interventional Procedures for twelve consecutive years, Treatment of Heart Attack for seven years in a row and the Treatment of Heart Failure for four sequential years.
The hospital received additional recognitions within the Orthopedic service line as well, as a 2018 recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award, placing them among the 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services. Chambersburg Hospital also received three five-star recognitions in Hip Fracture Treatment for two years in a row, Total Knee Replacement, and Spinal Fusion Surgery.
Chambersburg Hospital also achieved multiple recognitions within the Neurosciences area, the 2018 Stroke Care Excellence Award; which recognizes the Top 5% in the Nation for the treatment of stroke, the 2018 Neurosciences Excellence Award; which recognizing the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences, and a five-star in the Treatment of Stroke for four consecutive years.
Chambersburg Hospital is also the recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for the third year in a row for 2018, placing the hospital among the top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services. There were also two additional five-star recognitions for the Treatment of Pneumonia for five years in a row, and the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for two years.
Chambersburg Hospital is also the recipient of the 2018 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award, named among the Top 10% in the Nation for both Overall GI Services as well as GI Medical Treatment. The hospital also received three five-star recognitions in Treatment in GI Bleed for three years in a row, Small Intestine Surgeries, and Treatment of Bowel Obstruction.
Additionally, Chambersburg Hospital is the recipient of the Critical Care Excellence Award for two years in a row, named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care and the recipient of a five-star in the Treatment of Sepsis for four consecutive years and a five-star in the Treatment of Respiratory Failure for four years in a row.
“Many consumers believe that hospital quality is standardized, though the reality is that clinical quality and outcomes at hospitals vary widely across the country,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Healthgrades, Chief Medical Officer. “The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention, the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, and the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care distinctions have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality of care and can distinguish themselves to consumers seeking care at high-quality facilities.”
*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.