SUBURBAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IS FIVE-STAR RECIPIENT FOR HIP FRACTURE TREATMENT & SEPSIS

SUBURBAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IS FIVE-STAR RECIPIENT FOR HIP FRACTURE TREATMENT & SEPSIS

10-29-2019

Michelle Aliprantis, Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications and Interim Regional Director over Suburban Community Hospital and Roxborough Memorial Hospital

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SUBURBAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IS FIVE-STAR RECIPIENT FOR HIP FRACTURE TREATMENT & SEPSIS

Suburban Community Hospital Excells in Hip Fracture Treatment and Sepsis Outcomes According to Healthgrades

East Norriton, PA (October 29, 2019) – Suburban Community Hospital is 5-star rated for Hip Fracture Treatment and Sepsis outcomes according to a national report released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Suburban Community Hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading hospital systems for clinical excellence.

This achievement is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital leaders. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and additionally analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states.

“Consumers have many choices when it comes to choosing a hospital where to receive care and the choice can be a matter of life and death,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “The hospitals that have been recognized as 5-star rated for specific procedures and conditions stand out above the rest for the ongoing dedication and commitment to providing exceptional care to their patients.”

Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. From 2016-2018, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, approximately 220,019 lives could potentially have been saved and 149,403 complications could potentially have been avoided.* A 5-star rating indicates that Suburban Community Hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

In addition to the 5-star rating for Hip Fracture Treatment and Sepsis, Suburban Community Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 and 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2019
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2018
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 2 years in row (2019-2020)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 and 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Hip Fracture 2 years in a row ( 2019-2020)
  • Certification from Joint Commission for Heart Failure & Stroke
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Plus Award recipient in 2014 – 2019
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Elite Plus Award recipient in 2015 – 2019
  • IAC Accreditation Echocardiography
  • Nationally Recognized ‘A’ Grade Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

“At Suburban Community Hospital, we commit to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow,” said Mathew Mathew, MD, Chief Medical Officer “This award belongs to all of our extraordinary caregivers, and it underscores our successes in delivering true value to our community.”

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 evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 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. View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.

About Suburban Community Hospital- Suburban Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital, and a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. For over 65 years, Suburban Community Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to Montgomery County and the surrounding region. Suburban Community Hospital, originally named Riverview Hospital, opened in 1944. Chartered at 740 Sandy Street in Norristown, PA, Riverview Osteopathic Hospital would provide medical and surgical services to the sick, afflicted and injured, and would educate persons in the care and nursing. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Suburban Community Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology. Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia and Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County.

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* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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