Memorial Hospital Named among Nation’s Best For Quality Patient Outcomes

Memorial Hospital Belleville has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s top hospitals for quality patient outcomes in six specific service areas and patient safety.

Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

Memorial was recognized for the following:

CARDIOLOGY

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure

NEUROSCIENCES

  • Five-Star Recipient of Stroke

PULMONARY

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

GASTROINTESTINAL

  • Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Excellence Award – Two Years in a Row (2107-2018)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services – Two Years in a Row (2017-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries – Two Years in a Row (2017-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed – Two Years in a Row (2017-2018)

CRITICAL CARE

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis – Two Years in a Row (2017-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism (2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure – Eleven Years in a Row (2008-2018)

PATIENT SAFETY

  • Recipient of Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award – Three Years in a Row (2015-2017)
  • Among Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety - Two Years in a Row (2016-2017)
  • Among Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety – Three Years in a Row (2015-2017)

These achievements are part of findings released in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2018: Report to the Nation, which demonstrates how clinical performance differs between hospitals and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes. For example, from 2013-2015, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 223,412 could potentially have been saved and 162,215 complications could potentially have been avoided. A 5-star rating indicates that Memorial’s clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

“We are extremely pleased with these ratings,” said Mark J. Turner, Memorial’s president. “We know consumers have a choice of where to go for their healthcare services and rely on resources, like Healthgrades, to help them make those decisions.”

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures. 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 (statistically as expected) and 1-star (statistically worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation and study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.