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National Study: Shasta Regional Medical Center is Five-Star Recipient for Patient Safety and eight other categories of service

National Study: Shasta Regional Medical Center is Five-Star Recipient for Patient Safety and eight other categories of service.

12-12-2018

Shasta Regional Medical Center is 5-star rated for Patient Safety outcomes according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Shasta Regional Medical Center is a member of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s top health systems for clinical quality.

“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “This 5-star rating for Patient Safety showcases the expertise and commitment of Shasta Regional Medical Center to their patients.”

Shasta Regional Medical Center was also awarded Five-Star recognition for treatment of heart failure, respiratory failure, bowel obstruction, total hip and knee replacement, treatment of hip fractures, as well as for pacemaker and defibrillator procedures.

Shasta Regional Medical Center is the only fully certified Chest Pain Center in the region and the hospital is Joint Commission Certified for Stroke, Hip/Knee surgery and Diabetes.

“To receive five out of five stars reflects the focus and importance we put towards ensuring the safety of our patients. Our ultimate goal is the best overall healthcare and safety is key to providing that. The staff at Shasta Regional Medical Center’s is to be commended for this achievement”, stated Casey Fatch, CEO of Shasta Reginal Medical Center.

These Healthgrades achievements are part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades
2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to
differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. Every year, Healthgrades
evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common
inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric
surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.*

Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2015 through
2017, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, then
on average 222,210 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,210 in-hospital complications
could potentially have been avoided.* A 5-star rating indicates that Shasta Regional Medical
Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the
condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for
almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32
common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric
surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia. 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 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at
www.healthgrades.com/quality/.

Shasta Regional Medical Center is a 226-bed acute care facility serving Northern California. The
hospital offers a comprehensive range of services; emergency medicine, critical care, general and
specialty surgery, cardiovascular services, neurosciences and orthopedic care. Shasta Regional
Medical Center is one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals recognized by Watson
Health and is a fully accredited chest pain center. The hospital is Joint Commission Certified for
Stroke, Hip/Knee and Diabetes. They are a Five Star recipient for treatment of heart failure,
respiratory failure and is named among the top 5% in the nation for patient safety. Shasta
Regional Medical Center delivers patient-centered healthcare with compassion, dignity and
respect for every patient and their family.

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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