NATIONAL STUDY RELEASED:
MADERA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IS A HEALTHGRADES FIVE-STAR RECIPIENT FOR:
ORTHOPEDICS: TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT, HIP FRACTURE CARE,
SURGERY: APPENDECTOMY CARE
AND GYNECOLOGY AND MATERNITY CARE EXELLENCE AWARDS
Madera, California (November 4, 2014) – Madera Community Hospital today announced that it has received 5 stars for the quality of its orthopedics:
total knee replacement, hip fracture care ,surgical appendectomy care
and gynecology and maternity care from Healthgrades. Healthgrades is the
leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order
to find the right doctor, the right hospital and the right care. This
achievement is part of new findings and data released today on Healthgrades.com
and in the
Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals
nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ
dramatically between hospitals and the impact that this variation may
have on health outcomes and organizational costs. For example, from 2011-2013,
if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving
5-stars as a group, on average 228,426 lives could potentially have been
saved and 169,298 complications could potentially have been avoided.*
For Orthopedics, where Madera Community is a national leader, the differences
between 5-star and 1-star facilities are clear and the impact on and outcomes
for patients are significant. Patients having Knee Replacement Surgery
in hospitals with 5-star ratings have, on average, a 63.8% lower risk
of experiencing a complication than if they were treated by hospitals
with a 1-star ratings. Additionally, those patients undergoing Knee Replacement
Surgery in hospitals receiving a 1-star rating are 2.8 times more likely
to experience a complication than those patients treated at 5-star rated
facilities. A 5-star rating indicates that Madera Community Hospital's
clinical outcomes are better than expected and patients can take comfort
in knowing they are significantly more likely to have a complication free
procedure. Less than 200 (191) hospitals nationally are 5-star rated for
both Knee Replacement and Hip Fracture for 2015. In California, there
are just 41 hospitals 5-star rated in both areas.
"The Healthgrades awards are a fantastic accomplishment and is exemplary
of Cyril Rebel, M.D., Orthopedist, and Madera Community Hospital's
culture of service and centers of excellence. It is a compliment to the
organization, medical staff and employees to receive and be in the top
15% in the nation in orthopedic surgery and appendectomy surgery and the
top 10% for Obstetrics and Gynecologic Surgery service excellence",
said Evan J. Rayner, Chief Executive Officer, Madera Community Hospital.
"These accomplishments are part of Madera Community Hospital's
overall mission to innovate and excel in healthcare services to the community
as evident in its new programs such as treating strokes and becoming primary
stroke certified; state-of- the-art telemedicine services; new physicians
and other programs to be announced later in the year."
Kanwal Singh, M.D., Chief of Medical Staff at Madera Community Hospital,
says,"These awards are not a surprise and are indicative of the superior
outcomes and patient focused care that is relentlessly pursued as a team
effort with the medical staff ,clinicians and employees at this organization."
"The Healthgrades analysis shows that not all hospitals perform equally
in all procedures, so it is important that consumers do their homework
when selecting a hospital," said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer,
Healthgrades. "Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades
distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional clinical quality
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare-patient
records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing
hospital performance relative to each of 33 common conditions and procedures.
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
better than expected), 3-star (statistically as expected) and 1-star (statistically
worse than expected) categories. Detailed performance information, such
as cohort-specific outcomes data and quality achievements, as well as
more information on the
Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at
Madera Community Hospital (MCH) is a 106-bed private not-for-profit community
accredited acute care hospital offering a wide range of sophisticated
diagnostic and treatment services.
MCH opened its doors on Oct. 1, 1971 and is dedicated to providing quality
healthcare services to Madera and its surrounding communities. MCH services
include: surgery (both inpatient and outpatient); diagnostic radiology;
respiratory therapy; health education; maternity care, including private
birthing suites; 24-hour emergency services; specialized intensive care
unit; cardiac care unit nursing care; medical and surgical nursing care
and clinics in Madera and Chowchilla.
The MCH medical staff consists of 61 active staff, 33 provisional staff,
one honorary, seven consulting staff and 23 courtesy staff, encompassing
a wide range of specialties. The hospital employs over 850 people in over
40 different departments.
Outpatient buildings on campus include; Outpatient Center, Family Health
Services Clinic, Children's Visitors Center, Outpatient Surgery Center,
Solar Power Plant and the Central Utility Plant.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years
2011 through 2013 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.