Healthgrades® Clinical Achievements

Our hospital is proud to highlight clinical achievements from Healthgrades®–America’s leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals – in the areas of Orthopedics, GI, Critical Care, Patient Safety, and Cardiac Care. Memorial Hospital of Gardena strives to provide quality care to the surrounding communities and is proud of these achievements:

 

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for 4 Years in a Row (2015-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 13 Years in a Row (2006-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2020

Treatment of Heart Failure

For the 2020 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades evaluated hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and additional analyzed outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and found:

From 2016-2018, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average:

  • 220,019 lives could potentially have been saved and 149,403 complications could potentially have been avoided.* A 5-star rating indicates that Memorial Hospital of Gardena’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

Additionally, from 2016 through 2018, patients treated for Heart Failure in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality have, on average:

  • 61.0 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1 star for in-house mortality.*

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

Esophageal/ Stomach Surgeries

For the 2018 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared hospitals with statistically better than expected performance (5-stars), as a group, to those with statistically worse than expected performance (1-star), as a group, and found:

From 2014-2016, patients treated for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality have, on average:

  • 78.4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star for in-house mortality.*

From 2014-2016, patients treated for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries in hospitals with 1-star for in-hospital mortality are, on average:  

  • 4.6 times more likely to die than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality.*
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3- year estimates for Medicare patients only.

Hip Fracture Repair

For the 2018 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared hospitals with statistically better than expected performance (5-stars), as a group, to those with statistically worse than expected performance (1-star), as a group, and found:

From 2014-2016, patients having Hip Fracture Repair in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average:

  • 45.1% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*

From 2014-2016, patients having Hip Fracture Repair in hospitals receiving 1- star are, on average:

  • 1.8 times more likely to experience one or more complications than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars.*
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3- year estimates for Medicare patients only.

Treatment of Sepsis

For the 2018 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared hospitals with statistically better than expected performance (5-stars), as a group, to those with statistically worse than expected performance (1-star), as a group, and found:

From 2014-2016, patients treated for Sepsis in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality have, on average:

  • 39.7% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star for in-house mortality.*

From 2014-2016, patients treated for Sepsis in hospitals with 1-star for in-hospital mortality are, on average:

  • 1.7 times more likely to die than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality.*
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

Patient Safety Excellence Award

Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, as compared to patients at non-recipients hospitals, on average*:

  • 55.9% less likely to experience an accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care.
  • 50.9% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest.
  • 64.4% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital.
  • 57% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital.

In addition, if all hospitals in the country performed at the level of award recipients for each of the 14 Patient Safety Indicators, 127,667 patient safety events could have been avoided.*

*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 5e and 2018) to MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.