CharterCARE Health Partners’ hospitals in Rhode Island are 5-star rated for outcomes for numerous conditions and procedures according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Those 5-star rated health outcomes included treatment for heart failure, heart attack, total knee replacement, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, appendectomy, sepsis and respiratory failure.
This achievement is part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.
A 5-star rating indicates that CharterCARE hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated. Roger Williams Medical Center received 5-star ratings in the following: heart failure, total knee replacement, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, appendectomy, and treatment of both sepsis and respiratory failure. Fatima Hospital received the 5-star ranking for treatment of heart attack and appendectomy.
Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2015 through 2017, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, then on average 222,210 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,210 in-hospital complications could potentially have been avoided.*
“These 5-star ratings show that many of our clinical outcomes are much better than expected, given the patient’s condition,” said Jeffrey Liebman, CharterCARE CEO. “This confirms the expertise and experience of our clinical staff and demonstrates the high quality of care we deliver to the community.”
“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “This 5-star rating for these conditions and procedures showcases the expertise and commitment of CharterCARE’s hospitals to their patients.”