JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER NAMED TOP IN THE NATION BY HEALTHGRADES

October 23, 2012

JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER NAMED TOP IN THE NATION BY HEALTHGRADES

Jupiter Medical Center is in the top 10% in the nation for Treatment of Stroke (11 years in a row), Overall Pulmonary Services (7 years in a row) and GI Medical Treatment (3 years in a row), according to a new report from HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, evaluates how approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for nearly 30 of the most common conditions treated and procedures performed from 2009 through 2011.

In its study published today, Healthgrades found that patients have a 75% lower risk of dying when treated at a hospital receiving 5 stars than if they were treated at a hospital receiving 1 star, based on risk-adjusted mortality rates across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke, and pneumonia. Making objective measures of hospital quality more publicly available is imperative for helping consumers make more informed provider decisions.

JMC’s Other Notable HealthGrades Recognitions 
 
Cardiac
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013)
 

Orthopedic
• Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment in 2013
 

Neurosciences
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)
 

Pulmonary
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Overall Pulmonary Services for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)
 

Gastrointestinal
• Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2013
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
 

Critical Care
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)

“At Jupiter Medical Center, we focus on world-class care,” said John D. Couris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jupiter Medical Center. “We follow the strictest protocols and care guidelines. It takes an entire team of medical professionals to make sure that our patients have the very best care. Maintaining this level of high standards has enabled us to receive the HealthGrades accolades year after year.”

For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed at short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide.

Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades risk adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby taking into account how sick patients were before they were admitted to the hospital. 

More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

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