Stroke care at Huntington Memorial Hospital is among the top 10% in the nation as
measured by lowest risk-adjusted mortality, according to this year’s
evaluation 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. Every year Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance
at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient
procedures and conditions.
In addition, the Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation highlights disparity
in hospital performance for specific conditions and procedures and the
impact that this variation has on health outcomes as well as increased
costs and lengths of stay. For example, from 2011-2013, if all hospitals
as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group,
on average 228,426 lives could potentially have been saved and 169,298
complications could potentially have been avoided.* A 5-star rating indicates
that Huntington Hospital’s clinical outcomes are better than expected
when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.
Huntington Hospital not only performs at a 5-star level – it outperforms
other hospitals in the nation in Treatment of Stroke and as a result has
been recognized with the 2015 Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award.
“The focus of our stroke program has always been on patient outcomes
- from the minute a patient with stroke symptoms enters our hospital,
through all diagnostic and follow-up care,” said
Arbi Ohanian, M.D., medical director of Huntington Hospital’s Primary Stroke Center.
“We are so pleased to receive the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence
Award, which recognizes our team’s ongoing commitment to the highest
quality care for all of our stroke patients, in every stage of treatment.”
In addition, Huntington Hospital is one out of three hospitals in Los Angeles
County to have achieved Healthgrades2015 Outstanding Patient Experience
Award™. Huntington Hospital was identified as providing outstanding
performance in the delivery of a positive experience for patients during
their hospital stay. The hospital was also recently named one of Healthgrades
America’s 50 Best Hospitals, which makes the hospital in the top
1% in the nation for consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance.
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.
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
better than expected), 3-star (statistically as expected) and 1-star (statistically
worse than expected) categories. Detailed performance information, such
as cohort-specific outcomes data and quality achievements, as well as
more information on the Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation, including
the complete methodology, can be found at
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years
2011 through 2013 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.