An annual Healthgrades report that rates health care nationwide has recognized the services of four Franciscan Alliance hospitals in the region.
Franciscan Physicians Hospital in Munster, Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer, Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Michigan City and Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Hammond received distinctions in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation.
The report evaluates the performance of about 4,500 hospitals across nearly 30 procedures and conditions.
Franciscan Physicians Hospital received five stars for the quality of its chronic obstructive pulmonary disease care.
A five-star measurement indicates clinical performance is better than expected.
Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer received five stars for the quality of its heart failure care. The hospital was recognized for more than a dozen other programs, including being ranked eighth in the state for overall orthopedic services and sixth for spine surgery.
“The credit for this recognition goes to our physicians and employees, who, each and every day, work so hard to provide excellent care to the patients we are privileged to serve,” said Tom Gryzbek, hospital president.
Franciscan St. Anthony Health’s hip fracture treatment in Michigan City earned five stars from Healthgrades. It also ranked ninth in the state for general surgery and GI services, among other distinctions.
Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Hammond received five stars for the quality of its heart failure care.
The hospital also ranked 10th in the state for cardiology services and received five stars for treatment of respiratory failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, among other distinctions.