Portsmouth, NH (November 1, 2018) – Portsmouth Regional Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.*
The achievement is part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation has on health outcomes.
Additionally, from 2015 through 2017, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award have, on average, a 63 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. And patients treated at hospitals that did not receive the award were 2.71 times more likely to experience a complication in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that received the award.*
“Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Consumers should consider hospital quality when navigating their care journeys, and this recognition distinguishes Portsmouth Regional Hospital in the marketplace.”
Recently, Portsmouth Regional Hospital invested in cutting-edge technology including the MAKO™ robotic system for total knee and hip replacement and shoulder replacement using the Exatech system.
“The most important thing about this first-time national achievement and Portsmouth’s other year-over-year Healthgrades quality accolades is that they reflect our providers’ and staff’s commitment to quality and innovation on a daily basis,” stated Dean Carucci, CEO.
Portsmouth Regional Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:
- Cardiac Care:
- Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2017-2019)
- Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
- Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement in 2019
- Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
- Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2017-2019)
- Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2017-2019)
- Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery in 2019
- Critical Care:
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 5 Years in a Row (2015-2019)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2019
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 6 Years in a Row (2014-2019)
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia. 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 2019 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 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.