Franciscan hospitals earn recognition

2013-11-01T11:45:00Z 2013-11-01T17:06:23Z Franciscan hospitals earn recognitionTimes Staff nwitimes.com
November 01, 2013 11:45 am  • 

Programs at three Franciscan Alliance hospitals have been recognized for a high level of care by Healthgrades, a company that evaluates hospitals nationwide. 

Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Hammond is a five-star recipient for heart failure care for the seventh year in a row.

The achievement is part of new findings released in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. 

“We're pleased that the strenuous efforts of our physicians and employees have been recognized in the context of the latest Healthgrades report,” said Gene Diamond, CEO of Franciscan Alliance’s Northern Indiana Region.

The hospital also was named a five-star recipient for treatment of hip fracture and esophogeal/stomach surgeries. 

Also, Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Michigan City received five stars for the quality of its hip fracture treatment.

And, Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer was named a five-star recipient for treatment of hip fracture for the second year in a row. The hospital also was named a five-star recipient for colorectal surgeries. 

Healthgrades evaluated about 40 million Medicare patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 31 common conditions and procedures. 

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