National Study: Dickinson Memorial Hospital Earns
Healthgrades “Five-Star Awards” for Clinical Care
Dickinson Memorial Hospital has received 5 stars from Healthgrades for the quality of its clinical care in the areas of Cardiac Care, Pulmonary Care and Critical Care. These achievements are part of new findings and data recently released 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.
Specific Healthgrades awards were received for the following accomplishments:
· Treatment of Heart Attack for 6 years in a row (2010 – 2015)
· Treatment of Pneumonia in 2015
· Treatment of Sepsis for 2 years in a row (2014 – 2015)
Participation in the Michigan Hospital Association Keystone Initiatives over the years has helped to elevate the clinical care in all three of these areas and has aided in establishing a consistent level of evidence based practices. Additionally, the clinical expertise of both the Dickinson Medical Staff and Nursing Staff provides the foundation for the highest level of clinical care at Dickinson Memorial Hospital.
“The patient care provided by both our physicians and our nurses is second to none and is underscored by this national recognition,” commented John Schon, Administrator / CEO. “Additionally, we cultivate a culture of employee engagement that emphasizes hospital wide participation in the provision of a quality patient experience. All of our staff knows they impact patient care through the work they do.”
“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 care.”
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. Clinical care in a variety of categories is designated as 5-star (statistically better than expected), 3-star (statistically as expected) and 1-star (statistically worse than expected) categories. Detailed performance information can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.