Huntington Hospital announced that it has achieved 5-stars for its performance
in stroke care from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping
consumers make informed decisions to find the right doctor, the right
hospital for the right care. This achievement is part of new findings
and data released by Healthgrades and is featured in the
Healthgrades 2017 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
“We are honored to be recognized by Healthgrades for the care we
provide to our stroke patients,” said Arbi Ohanian, MD, medical
director of Huntington Hospital’s Stroke Program. “With stroke
care, every minute counts and I am extremely proud of our outstanding
team of clinicians and staff who are deeply committed to delivering compassionate
care to our community, day in and day out.”
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
2013-2015, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals
receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 223,412 lives could potentially
have been saved and 162,215 complications could potentially have been
avoided.** A 5-star rating indicates that Huntington Hospital's clinical
outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating
the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
According to the National Stroke Association, there are nearly 7 million
stroke survivors in the United States and is the 5th leading cause of
death in the U.S. Factors such as high blood pressure, bad eating habits,
smoking, drinking and lack of exercise can put you at risk of having a stroke.
For more information about Huntington Hospital’s Primary Stroke Center,
please visit our website at www.huntingtonhospital.org/stroke.
**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years
2013 through 2015 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.