November 16, 2017
Webster, Texas, November 16, 2017— Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it has achieved five stars for its performance in Cardiac, Orthopedics, Pulmonary, Gastrointestinal, Appendectomy, Critical Care, Labor and Delivery and Gynecological Surgery from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and data released today by Healthgrades and featured in the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*
The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2014-2016, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, on average 219,568 lives could potentially have been saved and 164,454 complications could potentially have been avoided.** A 5-star rating indicates that Clear Lake Regional Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
“These awards exhibit the important and commitment our physicians and staff put on delivering quality care each day,” said Todd Caliva, chief executive officer for Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.
These clinical achievements are in addition to the numerous Healthgrades awards Clear Lake Regional Medical Center has received in the past. Those awards include Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for three years in a row (2015 – 2017), Healthgrades Gynecologic Procedures Excellence AwardTM for two years in a row (2016 – 2017), Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Gynecologic Procedures for two years in a row (2016 – 2017), Five-Star Recipient for Hysterectomy for three years in a row (2015 – 2017), and Five-Star Recipient for Urogynecologic Procedures in 2017.
“In an environment where consumers have more choices about where to receive their care, a hospital’s commitment to achieving high-quality outcomes is fundamental,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Because consumers place such value on this information, hospitals that achieve five stars for cardiac, orthopedic, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, appendectomy, critical care, labor and delivery and gynecological surgery stand out in their marketplace.”
*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 evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 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. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.
About HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division
HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas. Facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 18 hospitals, nine ambulatory care centers, 10 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one phone call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150- mile radius. For more information, visit www.HCAGulfCoast.com.
**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.