Franciscan St. Anthony is Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment

By: Franciscan Health Last Updated: October 24, 2013

Franciscan-St-Anthony-Michigan-CityFranciscan St. Anthony Health–Michigan City has received 5 stars for the quality of its hip fracture treatment from Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings released today in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals.

For the 2014 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared hospitals with statistically better than expected performance (5-stars), as a group, to those with statistically worse than expected performance (1-star), as a group, and found:

From 2010-2012, patients having Hip Fracture Repair Surgery in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average:

  • 46.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*

 

From 2010-2012, patients having Hip Fracture Repair Surgery in hospitals receiving 1-star are, on average:

  • 1.9 times more likely to experience one or more complications than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars.*

 

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2010 through 2012 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

We're pleased that the strenuous efforts of our physicians and employees have been recognized in the context of the latest Healthgrades report,” said Gene Diamond, CEO of Franciscan Alliance’s Northern Indiana Region.

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 31 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades awards hospitals 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 for individual hospitals may be found at www.healthgrades.com/find-a-hospital.

More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.