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Allentown, Pa. – October 25, 2017 – Coordinated Health (CH) today announced that its hospitals have achieved five-star ratings in multiple orthopedic surgery categories from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
The CH Bethlehem Hospital achieved five stars in Total Knee Replacement, which was its 7th time achieving the rating. The CH Allentown Hospital received five stars in Total Hip Replacement for a second year in a row and achieved its first five-star award in Spinal Fusion Surgery.
These achievements are 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.*
“This latest set of recognition awards truly reaffirms that our orthopedic care ranks among the best of the best,” said CH CEO Emil DiIorio, MD. “We are extremely proud of our physicians and their hospital teams for their dedication and commitment to the well-being of our patients.”
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 five stars as a group, on average 219,568 lives could potentially have been saved and 164,454 complications could potentially have been avoided.**
A five-star rating indicates that Coordinated Health’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when performing the evaluated procedures.
The CH Bethlehem Hospital was recently recognized by Healthgrades as among the top 5 percent in the nation for Patient Safety in 2017, along with achieving top honors in Outstanding Patient Experience. The CH Allentown Hospital is celebrating its second year as a Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement. Both hospitals were named Best Hospitals for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report.
“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 total hip, total knee and spinal fusion 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.
**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
About Coordinated Health
Coordinated Health (CH) is a hospital and health network with locations throughout eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. CH employs more than 1,400 highly skilled personnel across 18 locations, with facilities including hospitals, an Ambulatory Surgical Center, Rapid Recovery Suite, multi-specialty campuses and Care on Demand walk-in care centers.