October 27, 2020
Alexandria, La., — Rapides Regional Medical Center is 5-star rated for Hip Fracture outcomes according to a study recently released by Healthgrades.
Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This award is part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.
Each year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide. A 5-star rating indicates that Rapides Regional Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when performing hip fracture repair.
“This rating is a testament to the quality of our orthopedic program, our surgeons and the quality of care provided to our hip fracture patients,” said Jason E. Cobb, FACH, Rapides Regional Medical Center’s chief executive officer. “Our staff work tirelessly to provide the best care possible to our patients and that, in turn, leads to quality outcomes.”
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to access 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 here