Community Hospital achieves honor for women's health

2014-06-17T11:45:00Z 2014-06-18T18:22:07Z Community Hospital achieves honor for women's healthTimes Staff nwitimes.com
June 17, 2014 11:45 am  • 

MUNSTER | For the sixth year in a row, Community Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award.

The hospital is among 176 facilities recognized in the country this year for inpatient care to women for common conditions and procedures. 

Compared to hospitals that performed in the bottom 10 percent from 2010 through 2012, Healthgrades Women’s Health Excellence Award recipients had a 55 percent lower mortality rate across eight conditions and procedures and a 21 percent lower complication rate across seven conditions and procedures. 

“Healthgrades’ award for excellence in women’s care serves as an acknowledgment of the teamwork that goes into providing the very best care to every patient, every visit,” said  Community Hospital CEO Don Fesko, in a statement. “This is the sixth consecutive time we’ve been recognized by Healthgrades for outstanding women’s health outcomes and it affirms the commitment of our physicians, specialists, clinical staff and nurses to consistently deliver high quality care to the people, particularly, the women of our community.”

Findings are based on an analysis of more than 5 million Medicare patient records from 2010 to 2012, as well as a review of 15 procedures and diagnoses on women’s medicine, cardiovascular, and bone and joint health treatments. 

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