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Hospital Awards and Recognition

American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation

Saint Alphonsus Health System is proud to be recognized by HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, in their American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation.  Findings in this study highlight that all of our hospitals in Boise and Nampa, Idaho and Ontario and Baker City, Oregon achieved outstanding national, state, and clinical quality distinctions across a wide range of services.  Please see the list below to review these awards in detail.

Healthgrades rates hospitals independently based on data that hospitals submit to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. No hospital can opt in or out of being rated, and no hospital pays to be rated. 

As health care consumers, employers, insurance companies, and the federal government’s health care reform requirements continue to elevate the importance of public quality reporting information, we are so pleased to have our quality leadership and transparency efforts validated by this independent ratings organization.  Superior quality outcomes are only made possible by having an exceptional system of care, which involves communication and care coordination between all hospital caregivers.  We are very proud of the contributions of all Saint Alphonsus Health System Medical Staff, nurses, clinicians, and Associates in making these award designations possible.

Overall key findings of the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation include:

  • Patients being treated in hospitals receiving 5 stars have, on average, 61% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals receiving 1 star (based on 2009-2011 data across nine common procedures and diagnoses such as total knee replacement, gallbladder, and spine surgeries).
  • A total of 183,534 in-hospital complications could have potentially been avoided if all hospitals performed at a 5-star level.
  • Patients were 42% less likely to experience an in-hospital complication in hospitals receiving 5 stars versus all other hospitals.
  • Patients treated in hospitals receiving 5 stars had, on average, 75% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in a hospital receiving 1 star (across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke, and pneumonia).
  • The risk of death is 58% lower at a hospital receiving 5 stars versus all other hospitals.
  • Healthgrades also found that 235,378 lives could have potentially been saved during 2009-2011 if all hospitals performed at a 5-star level.

2013 Healthgrades Fall Ranking and Specialty Excellence Awards

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Baker City, OR

5-Star Ratings:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment in 2013

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center - Boise, ID

National Achievements:

  • America's Best 100 Hospitals
    • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ in 2013 (Idaho’s ONLY)
    • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Idaho’s ONLY)
    • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ in 2013 (Idaho’s ONLY)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ in 2013
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2013
  • 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

State Rankings:

  • Ranked #1 in Idaho for Overall Cardiac Services for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in Idaho for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in Idaho for Neurosciences for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in Idaho for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013
  • Ranked #1 in Idaho for Critical Care in 2013

5-Star Ratings:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Heart Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spine Surgery in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion) in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Critical Care in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2013

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Nampa, ID

National Achievements:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ in 2012

5-Star Ratings:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Ontario, OR

5-Star Ratings:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Joint Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for GI Procedures and Surgeries in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 6 Years in a Row (2008-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Surgery in 2012

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