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ROXBOROUGH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IS HEALTHGRADES FIVE-STAR RECIPIENT FOR STROKE AND HEART ATTACK

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ROXBOROUGH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IS HEALTHGRADES FIVE-STAR RECIPIENT FOR STROKE AND HEART ATTACK

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ROXBOROUGH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IS HEALTHGRADES FIVE-STAR RECIPIENT FOR STROKE AND HEART ATTACK 

Philadelphia, PA (October 20, 2020) – Roxborough Memorial Hospital is 5-star rated for stroke and Heart Attack outcomes according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 46 hospitals in 14 states. This year, Prime hospitals received a combined 295 awards from Healthgrades including 5-Star designations, Specialty Excellence Awards and America’s 100 Best By Specialty.

Every year,Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and additional analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,785 lives could potentially have been saved and complications in 148,681 patients could potentially have been avoided.*

Variation in hospital quality can have a significant impact on the care a patient receives. Healthgrades compared the 2021 Stroke Care and Heart Attack Excellence Award recipients as a group, to all other hospitals, and found that patients treated for stroke have, on average, a 39.6 percent lower risk of dying at hospitals that received the Stroke Care and Heart Attack Excellence Award, versus hospitals that did not receive the award.

In addition, patients treated for stroke have, on average, a 53.1 percent lower risk of dying at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating for the treatment of stroke and heart attack, versus hospitals with a 1-star rating.

"The physicians and clinical staff at Roxborough Memorial Hospital are highly skilled at performing rapid diagnostic tests and life saving treatments," said Dr. Patrick Lenahen, chief medical officer of Roxborough Memorial Hospital. "Roxborough Memorial Hospital physicians are known for their commitment to providing quality patient care."

“Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades 5-star rating for stroke and heart attack demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients.”

Roxborough Memorial Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements: Patient Safety Excellence Award 2015-2020, Five Star Recipient, Names Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety in 2020, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award 2020, Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award 2020, and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Type 2 Honor Roll Award 2020.

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 evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 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). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.

About Roxborough Memorial Hospital: Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a 131-bed community hospital. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and northwest section of Philadelphia communities for more than a century, having first opened its doors in 1890. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation's oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. For over 130 years, Roxborough Memorial Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to our local communities and the surrounding region.

As a member of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Roxborough Memorial Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology. Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 46 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County, and Lower Bucks Hospital, in Bristol.

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* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018.