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Saint Alphonsus Health System receives #1 in State Rankings and Five Star Ratings for Boise, Nampa and Ontario hospitals
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10/18/2011
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Boise, Nampa and Ontario Hospitals receive Specialty Excellence Awards in Cardiac Surgery, Neurosciences, Neurosurgery, and Orthopedic Joint Replacement 

HealthGradesBoise, ID – A report released today by HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, recognized Saint Alphonsus Health System with multiple # 1 State rankings for Overall Cardiac Services, Cardiology Services, Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Interventional Procedures, Neurosciences, Neurosurgery, Treatment of Stroke and Gastro-Intestinal Services. Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise is also among the top 100 Hospitals in the U.S. for Cardiac Surgery for 2012. Choosing a hospital can be a life or death decision. HealthGrades reporting found that patients treated at 5-star rated hospitals experience a 73% lower risk of mortality and a 63% lower risk of complications compared to 1-star rated hospitals. A quality comparison of doctors and hospitals in Boise, ID can be found online at HealthGrades.com  

“We are so proud of the contributions of the physicians, nurses and staff throughout the Saint Alphonsus Health System,” said Sally Jeffcoat, President and CEO. “Superior quality outcomes are only made possible by having an exceptional system of care, which involves communication and care coordination between all caregivers.” 

“Patients today have a wide array of options when it comes to choosing a healthcare provider,” said Kerry Hicks, HealthGrades chief executive officer. “At HealthGrades, we are proud to have led the way in empowering patient choice based on objective clinical outcomes and access to actionable quality measures. We commend Saint Alphonsus Health System for its superior quality and support of consumerism and transparency in the Boise area.” 

Key findings of the HealthGrades 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America report include:

  • Patients had, on average a 73% lower risk of dying in a 5-star rated hospital compared to a 1-star rated hospital, and a 54% lower risk of dying in a 5-star rated hospital compared to the national average.
  • Patients, on average, were 63% less likely to experience inhospital complications than patients at 1-star programs, and had a 43% lower chance of developing an inhospital complication than the national average.
  • If all Medicare patients from 2008 through 2010 had been treated at 5-star hospitals, 240,040 lives could have potentially been saved.
  • In an online survey, 80% said they are very or somewhat concerned about the quality of hospital care in their community.  

Earlier this year, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise was recognized as a recipient of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence ranking it among the Top 5% in the nation for clinical excellence.  

Additional Saint Alphonsus Health System Clinical Achievements including: 

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center – Boise, ID 

National Achievements:

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™ in 2012
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ in 2012
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences in 2012
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosurgery in 2012  

State Rankings:

  • Ranked #1 in ID for Overall Cardiac Services for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Ranked #1 in ID for Cardiac Surgery in 2012
  • Ranked #1 in ID for Cardiology Services for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Ranked #1 in ID for Neurosciences in 2012
  • Ranked #1 in ID for Neurosurgery in 2012
  • Ranked #1 in ID for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in ID for Overall Orthopedic Services for 10 years in a row (2003-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in ID for Joint Replacement for 10 years in a row (2003-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in ID for Critical Care for 2 years in a row (2011-2012)  

5-Star Ratings:

  • Five-Star Rated for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Valve Surgery in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Neurosciences in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Neurosurgery in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Sepsis for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Carotid Surgery in 2012  

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, ID 

State Rankings:

  • Ranked #1 in ID for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2012
  • Ranked #1 in ID for GI Services in 2012
  • Ranked #2 in ID for GI Medical Treatment in 2012
  • Ranked among the Top 5 in ID for Critical Care in 2012
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in ID for Overall Orthopedic Services for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in ID for Joint Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)  

5-Star Ratings:

  • Five-Star Rated for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2012  

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario, OR 

National Achievements:

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ in 2012
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement in 2012 

State Rankings:

  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in OR for Joint Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2009-2012)
  • Ranked among the Top 5 in OR for Critical Care in 2012  

5-Star Ratings: 

  • Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2009-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2009-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Sepsis for 5 Years in a Row (2008-2012)  

About Saint Alphonsus Health System
Saint Alphonsus Health System is a four-hospital, 714-bed regional, faith-based Catholic ministry with over 4,300 Associates and 950 medical staff.  Serving the people of southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada, Saint Alphonsus Health System is comprised of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, ID; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, with more than 275 primary care and specialty care providers at 35 clinic locations. As a not-for-profit health system, Saint Alphonsus Health System reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community-based. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health, Novi, Michigan.  To find out more go to:  www.saintalphonsushealthsystem.org. 

About HealthGrades
HealthGrades is the leading independent health care ratings organization, providing quality ratings, profiles and cost information on the nation's hospitals, physicians, and nursing homes. Millions of patients and many of the nation’s largest employers, health plans and hospitals rely on HealthGrades’ quality ratings, advisory services and decision-support resources. The HealthGrades Network of Web sites, including HealthGrades.com and WrongDiagnosis.com, is a top-ten health property according to comScore and is the Internet's leading destination for patients choosing providers. More information on how HealthGrades guides Americans to their best health can be found at www.healthgrades.com.

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