TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Hospital is among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac surgery and a recipient of the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ according to the new ranking by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*
Temecula Valley Hospital was also recognized with Five-Star Distinctions in Coronary Bypass Surgery and Coronary Intervention Procedures in 2022 as well as a Five-Star Distinction for Treatment of Heart Failure for two years in a row (2021-2022).
Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize hospitals with superior performance in specific specialty lines and specialty focus areas. From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Cardiac Surgery Specialty Excellence Award have, on average, a 53.4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
"We want to provide information to make finding a healthcare specialist an easier experience for consumers. Patients can feel confident knowing that hospitals that are recognized for their performance in Cardiac Surgery provide high-quality care and superior outcomes," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science, Healthgrades.
"We are extremely proud to be recognized by Healthgrades for superior outcomes in cardiac surgery at Temecula Valley Hospital," said Chief Executive Officer Darlene Wetton. "This award not only affirms our commitment to quality patient care and exceptional outcomes, but also gives our patients peace of mind and confidence in making Temecula Valley Hospital their choice for cardiac care."
Since opening its doors patients in 2013, Temecula Valley Hospital has dedicated itself to offering major cardiovascular specialty services, such as open-heart surgery. The hospital has received designation as a STEMI Receiving Center and Accreditation by the American College of Cardiology as a Chest Pain Center.
Wetton continued, "At Temecula Valley Hospital we have made it an integral part of our strategy to focus on efforts that will make us a leading cardiovascular institute in the region, while maintaining our high reputation for quality. We are proud to be able to serve our community with some of the most advanced cardiac care in the region. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do. Anything we can do to make their journey of care easier, such as bringing some of the most comprehensive and advanced cardiac care in the nation close to home, we are committed to."
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 31 common conditions and procedures. 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).
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Due to the highly variable impact of the pandemic on hospital outcomes, Healthgrades made the decision to exclude cases with a COVID-19 diagnosis from the 2020 data in order to preserve the statistical integrity of our models and fairly evaluate clinical outcomes at all hospitals. To view the complete methodology, visit: https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/ratings-awards/methodology.
Submitted by Temecula Valley Hospital.