A 5-star rating indicates that Foothill Regional’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated for performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
“We are proud to provide nationally recognized care in Orange County,” said CEO Araceli Lonergan. “This clinical quality award validates the high quality care provided by our staff and the caliber of surgeons on our medical staff.”
This achievement is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital leader.
Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. From 2016-2018, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 220,019 lives could potentially have been saved and 149,403 complications could potentially have been avoided.*
A 5-star rating indicates that Foothill Regional’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated. For the 2020 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:
“Consumers have many choices when it comes to choosing a hospital where to receive care and the choice can be a matter of life and death,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, Healthgrades’ chief medical officer. “The hospitals that have been recognized as 5-star rated for specific procedures and conditions stand out above the rest for the ongoing dedication and commitment to providing exceptional care to their patients.”