Portsmouth Regional Hospital announced that it has achieved 5 stars for its performance in Valve Surgery, Treatment of Heart Failure, Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries, Treatment of Sepsis, and Treatment of Respiratory Failure from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and data released in late October 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.*

HG five star recipient - valve surgery
HG five star for total knee replacement
HG five star for total hip replacement
HG five star for esophageal stomach surgeries

HG five star for treatment of sepsis
HG five star for treatment of respirator failure
HG five star for hip fracture treatment
HG five star for treatment of heart failure

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 5 stars as a group, on average 219,568 lives could potentially have been saved and 164,454 complications could potentially have been avoided. ** A 5-star rating indicates that Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

“The providers and staff at Portsmouth Regional Hospital are committed to excellent patient outcomes while maintaining a laser focus on patient safety in the process,” stated Dean Carucci, Portsmouth Regional Hospital CEO.  “We place a high value on these achievements and consider them a reflection of our physicians’ and employees’ commitment to quality,” Carucci continued.

“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 stand out in their marketplace.”

Portsmouth Regional Hospital has received five of its 5 star ratings for two years or more in a row and include: Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 2017 and 2018; Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 2017 and 2018; Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 2017 and 2018; Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for four years in a row (2015-2018); and Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for five years in a row (2014-2018).

In addition, Healthgrades designated Portsmouth Regional Hospital as its Recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Joint Replacement Excellence Award™, as well as naming Portsmouth among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement in 2018.

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 HealthGrades.