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ORMC receives prestigious Healthgrades

Posted on: January 20th, 2016

5-Star Ratings in Bariatric Surgery and Natural Childbirth

Orange Regional Medical Center has achieved 5-Star ratings in bariatric surgery and natural childbirth from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

These recognitions distinguish Orange Regional for its superior outcomes in surgical techniques to support weight loss efforts, and in vaginal delivery, as measured by in-hospital complication rates.

“Orange Regional is committed to providing exceptional patient care and these Healthgrades recognitions are extremely significant because they serve as a testament to the outstanding care we provide every day,” said Orange Regional President & CEO Scott Batulis. “Our clinical and professional staff is committed to positive outcomes. These Healthgrades accolades demonstrate that we are doing just that.”

Orange Regional’s Vice President of Quality and Health Information Management Rose Baczewski said: “These distinct recognitions are a reflection of our hard working and dedicated staff. They also reinforce that there is a high level of care available, right here in our community, at ORMC.”

In the 2015 bariatric surgery performance evaluation, Healthgrades compared hospitals with statistically worse than expected performance (1-star), as a group, to those with statistically better than expected performance (5-stars), as a group. It found that, patients having bariatric surgery in hospitals receiving a 1-star rating, on average, are 3.6 times more likely to experience one or more complications than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars.

Healthgrades analyzed clinical outcomes of bariatric surgery discharges from 355 hospitals across 13 states and measured hospital performance based on risk-adjusted in-hospital complications — preventable problems patients had during their hospital stay.

For natural childbirth patients, there are significant benefits to selecting hospitals that have achieved this level of performance. In the 2015 vaginal delivery performance evaluation, Healthgrades also compared hospitals with statistically worse than expected performance (1-star), as a group, to those with statistically better than expected performance (5-stars), as a group. It found patients that had a natural childbirth in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average a 44.5 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star.

For the report, Healthgrades analyzed clinical outcomes of natural childbirth from 1,041 hospitals across 13 states. Healthgrades measured hospital performance based on risk-adjusted in-hospital complications — preventable problems patients had during their hospital stay.


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