Sarasota Memorial Listed Among “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” for Stroke Care

Sarasota Memorial Hospital today announced that it is among America’s top 100 hospitals for stroke care – with HealthGrades’ 5-star ratings in the treatment of stroke, heart attack, spine surgery and more than a dozen other specialties.
 
 
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Oct. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- SARASOTA, Fla. -- Sarasota Memorial Hospital today announced that it is among America’s top 100 hospitals for stroke care – with HealthGrades’ 5-star ratings in the treatment of stroke, heart attack, spine surgery and more than a dozen other specialties.

The recognition is part of new findings released today in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation. For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed from 2009 through 2011 at approximately 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. The study found that patients treated in hospitals receiving 5 stars had, on average, 75% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals receiving 1 star (across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke, and pneumonia).

In addition to its national stroke rating, Sarasota Memorial Hospital earned five star ratings and accolades in more than a dozen specialties, including:  

Cardiac
• Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack - 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure - 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)

Orthopedic
• Five-Star Recipient for Overall Orthopedic Services - 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Spine Surgery - 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment - 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion) - 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013)

Neurosciences
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ - 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
• Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke - 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
• Ranked #5 in FL for Treatment of Stroke in 2013
• Ranked #9 in FL for Neurosciences in 2013
• Ranked Among the Top 10 in FL for Neurosciences - 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Ranked Among Top 5 in FL for of Stroke - 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)  
• Five-Star Recipient for Neurosciences - 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke - 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)

Pulmonary
• Five-Star Recipient for Overall Pulmonary Services - 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia - 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)

Critical Care
• Ranked #8 in FL for Critical Care in 2013
• Ranked Among Top 10 in FL for Critical Care - 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 10 Years in a Row (2004-2013)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)

Emergency Care
• Five-Star Recipient for Emergency Medicine for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)

Women’s Care
• Five-Star Recipient for Maternity Care for 10 Years in a Row (2003-2012)
• Five-Star Recipient for Women’s Care for 10 Years in a Row (2003-2012)

A 5-star quality measurement indicates that Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s clinical performance is better than expected in the noted specialties.

Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades risk adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby taking into account how sick patients are upon hospital admission.

More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality

About Sarasota Memorial:
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional referral center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of inpatient, outpatient and extended care services, with more than 800,000 patient visits a year. Sarasota Memorial’s 806-bed acute care hospital has been recognized repeatedly as one of the nation’s largest, safest and best, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of outpatient services– from urgent care clinics and physician groups, laboratory and diagnostic imaging centers, to home health and skilled nursing & rehabilitation. Sarasota Memorial operates the only state-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in southwest Florida. It also is the only hospital in the Suncoast region (Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties) ever to make HealthGrades’ 50 best list. For information, visit: www.smh.com
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