Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Hollywood are named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care in 2020, according to a national study by Healthgrades. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data.
The recognition by Healthgrades is a result of superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis.
Patients treated at a “best 100 hospital” have a lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated at a hospital that did not receive the award, according to Healthgrades.
“Our continuous efforts to provide the best care for residents of Culver City and surrounding West Los Angeles communities is being recognized nationally,” said Michael Klepin, CEO of Southern California Hospital at Culver City. “We know we provide outstanding care, but now our patients and their loved ones know as well.”
“As consumers navigate their health, it is important to consider a number of factors, including hospital quality, before deciding where to access care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Healthgrades’ chief medical officer. “Healthgrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for GI Care recognizes those hospitals that have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes over time and we applaud their efforts and achievement.”
In addition to the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for GI Care, Hollywood and Culver City hospitals were recognized for the following clinical achievements in 2020:
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality.
Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. View the full list of Specialty Excellence Award™ recipients here.
To learn more, read Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology.
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.