News and Information

CaroMont Regional Medical Center Among The America's 100 Best Hospitals in Critical Care for Second Consecutive Year

10-31-2012

Identified by Healthgrades as Among the Top Hospitals Nationally for Excellence in

Critical Care Clinical Outcomes

CaroMont Regional Medical Center's Critical Care program today received a Specialty Excellence Award from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation , which evaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide across nearly 30 of the most common conditions and procedures.

Patient outcomes are important to consumers making choices today about hospitals. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 86% of Americans in 27 top designated market areas agree they would be more likely to choose—or not choose—a hospital if they could learn ahead of time the mortality rates for a certain procedure.

Other notable Healthgrades recognitions include:

America’s Best 100 Hospitals

  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

Cardiac

  • Ranked #9 in NC for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
  • Ranked #6 in NC for Cardiology Services in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NC for Overall Cardiac Services for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013) (Ranked 9 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NC for Cardiology Services for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013) (Ranked 6 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)

Orthopaedic

  • Ranked #3 in NC for Spine Surgery in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NC for Spine Surgery for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013) (Ranked 3 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spine Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion) for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)

Neurosciences

  • Ranked #4 in NC for Neurosciences in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NC for Neurosciences in 2013 (Ranked 4 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2013

Pulmonary

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
  • Ranked #6 in NC for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NC for Overall Pulmonary Services for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013) (Ranked 6 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Pulmonary Services for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 6 Years in a Row (2008-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)

Gastrointestinal

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Ranked #4 in NC for Critical Care in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NC for Critical Care for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013) (Ranked 4 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Critical Care for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 6 Years in a Row (2008-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)

Women’s Health

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Women’s Health Excellence Award™ for 2012
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Women’s Health in 2012
  • Five-Star Recipient for Women’s Health in 2012

Emergency Medicine

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Emergency Medicine for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Emergency Medicine for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)

“This ranking by Healthgrades is confirmation that the people of Gaston County have excellent health care available close to home,” said Randall Kelley, President and CEO. “We are gratified by Healthgrade’s 100 Best Hospitals designation for our critical care services again this year. This latest national recognition is due to the outstanding daily dedication of our medical staff and employees. Their efforts and commitment to safe, quality care make this designation possible.”

According to the Healthgrades study, the risk of death is 58% lower at hospitals receiving 5 stars versus all other hospitals. The 2013 performance outcomes are now available free to the public at www.healthgrades.com.

There are a number of initiatives undertaken to support CaroMont’s commitment to excellent patient care. For example, their physician led councils provide an open forum to encourage communication among doctors to further enhance patient care coordination.

For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed from 2009 through 2011 at approximately 4,500 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. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account each hospital’s unique population (demographics and severity of illness).

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