November 21, 2017
Niceville, FL, — Twin Cities Hospital has been recognized as a Five-Star Recipient for Appendectomy and Hip Fracture Treatment according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*
These achievements are part of findings recently released by Healthgrades and are featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.
“We have dedicated teams focused on major Joint Replacement Surgery, Spinal Surgery, Stroke, and Sepsis care among our major efforts”, said David Whalen, FACHE, CEO, Twin Cities Hospital. “With the leadership of our physicians, we have engaged new technologies such as the Anterior Hip Replacement procedure, which minimizes tissue damage, blood loss, and pain. These patients are able to go home and resume their lives faster than older hip replacement techniques allowed. I know the dedication of all the professionals at Twin Cities Hospital will continue to benefit the patients and communities we serve for years to come.”
This is the second consecutive year Twin Cities Hospital received the Five-Star Rating for Hip Fracture Treatment. Additionally, Twin Cities Hospital received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2017.
“Consumers place high value on information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved recognition for their quality outcomes prove their commitment to their patients and their community at large.”
*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. 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 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.