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Delray Medical Center is Five-Star Recipient by Healthgrades

Oct 23, 2018

Delray Beach, Flordia (October 23, 2018) – Delray Medical Center is 5-star rated for cardiac, orthopedics, neurosciences, pulmonary, and gastro, outcomes according to a study released by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.*

Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2015 through 2017, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, then on average 222,210 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,210 in-hospital complications could potentially have been avoided.* A 5-star rating indicates that Delray Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

Delray Medical Center was rated for the following procedures:

Cardiac:
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 17 years in a row (2003-2019)

Orthopedics:
Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 10 years in a row (2010-2019)
Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 2 years in a row (2018-2019)

Neurosciences:
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 12 years in a row (2008-2019)

Pulmonary:
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pnemonia for 17 years in a row (2003-2019)

Gastrointestinal:
Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries for 3 years in a row (2017-2019)
Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for 2 year in a row (2018-2019)
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 2 years in a row (2018-2019)

Critical Care:
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 16 years in a row (2004-2019)
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respriatory Failiure for 5 years in a row (2015-2019)

“It is an honor to be recognized for our five-star healthcare because it means we are doing our job in providing patients with the best experience possible,” said Maggie Gill, chief executive officer at Delray Medical Center. “Our outstanding physicians, nurses and staff earned this achievement on behalf of the hospital.”

“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “This 5-star rating for these multiple procedures showcases the expertise and commitment of Delray Medical Center to their patients.”

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 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 and the District of Columbia. 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 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality/.

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