(SANTA ANA, CA) –Today, Orange County Global Medical Center announced it has received 5 stars for the third year in a row for the quality of its Coronary Bypass Surgery from Healthgrades, 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 2017 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
For the 2017 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared hospitals with statistically better than expected performance (5-stars), as a group, to those with statistically worse than expected performance (1-star), as a group, and found patients treated for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality have, on average 86% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star for in-house mortality.* A 5-star rating indicates that Orange County Global Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
“This recognition means so much to the hardworking surgeons and staff at our hospital,” said Suzanne Richards, Chief Executive Officer of Orange County Global Medical Center. “We constantly strive to provide our patients and community members with the highest quality care, and it has been an absolute team effort to make this distinction possible. We are all very excited to know that our hard work and dedication to our patients truly makes a difference.”
“The Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation reveals striking disparities in quality at the local level, and underscores why it is vital for consumers to understand outcomes performance at alternative hospitals for specific conditions and procedures,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer for Healthgrades. “Hospitals with superior outcomes for certain aspects of care may not perform as well in other areas. Moreover, a major metropolitan area may have many hospitals, but only a few may provide better-than-expected outcomes for the specific care a patient needs. Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality care.”
For over a century, Orange County Global Medical Center has provided the local Orange County community with dependable, innovative, and compassionate health care services. The 282-bed facility offers exquisitely advanced medical technology, as well as provides patients with the highest caliber of health care providers, hand-picked to serve each and every person. Orange County Global Medical Center has received numerous distinctions and awards in the past, including: Paramedic Receiving Center, Stroke Receiving Center, and Cardiac Receiving Center. More than 1,500 highly trained physicians, nurses, and hospital staff make sure that each patient has a dedicated team of experts who provide personalized and compassionate care.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only