August 23, 2018
Bowling Green, KY — TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital recently announced that it has achieved 5 stars for its performance in Total Knee Replacement, Hip Fracture Treatment and Spinal Fusion Surgery from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and data released today by Healthgrades and featured in the Healthgrades 2018 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.*
The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2014-2016, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, on average 219,568 lives could potentially have been saved and 164,454 complications could potentially have been avoided. ** A 5-star rating indicates that TriStar Greenview’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
Patients having a procedure in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average to have a lower risk of experiencing a complication than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star.*
- 8% lower risk of experiencing a complication when having Total Knee Replacement
- 1% lower risk of experiencing a complication when having Hip Fracture Repair
- 9% lower risk of experiencing a complication having Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion)
Similarly, patients treated in hospitals with 1-star are, on average more likely to experience one or more complications than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars.*
- 1 times more likely to have complications when having Total Knee Replacement
- 8 times more likely to have complications when having Hip Fracture Repair
- 7 times more likely to have complications having Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion)
“It is our team’s commitment to excellent patient outcomes while maintaining a laser focus on patient safety that stands out,” stated Mike Sherrod, chief executive officer at TriStar Greenview. “These achievements are a direct reflection of our physician’s and employees’ commitment to quality,” said Sherrod.
TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital the recipient of Healthgrades 2018 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award; “Top 10% of the Nation” for Orthopedic Services; “Top 5% of the Nation” for Patient Safety; and, Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient.
“In an environment where consumers have more choices about where to receive their care, a hospital’s commitment to achieving high-quality outcomes is fundamental,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Because consumers place such value on this information, hospitals that achieve five stars for Total Knee Replacement, Hip Fracture Treatment and Spinal Fusion Surgery stand out in their marketplace.”
*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.
About TriStar Health
TriStar Health is the largest, most comprehensive healthcare provider in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky, supporting over 430,000 patients and nearly 453,000 emergency room visits annually. TriStar Health comprises 10 hospitals, 13 emergency rooms, 21 imaging locations, 13 CareNow Urgent Care centers, 57 TriStar Medical Group provider office locations and related care areas conveniently located in communities around the region. Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Health, part of HCA’s global network of cancer experts, offers a full range of services for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as comprehensive rehabilitation. Additional specialty care includes pediatric services provided through The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, advanced cardiology services provided through TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center, and behavioral health services provided through TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion and TriStar Skyline Madison Campus. Services are supported by over 1,600 physicians and nearly 9,500 employees – including nearly 3,800 nurses - who, above all else, are committed to the care and improvement of human life. TriStar Health is an affiliate of HCA, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. Learn more at TriStarHealth.com.