November 08, 2021
Tulane Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Health System, is 5-star rated for pacemaker procedures, repair of abdominal aorta, and gallbladder removal surgery outcomes, according to new research released 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.*
This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of mortality and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2018 through 2020, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,141 lives could potentially have been saved, and complications in 156,050 patients could potentially have been avoided.*
“Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the differences of care provided by different hospitals. Consumers can feel confident that hospitals receiving a Healthgrades 5-star rating have demonstrated exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades.
“We are proud of how our healthcare heroes have continued to provide clinical excellence, especially throughout a challenging year and the pandemic,” said Tom Patrias, CEO of Tulane Health System. “Tulane Health System has a commitment to quality healthcare, and these 5-star ratings demonstrate the outstanding efforts of our team members to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.”
This is the latest of several accolades earned by Tulane Health System for its quality care. Tulane Inpatient Rehabilitation Center was named one of America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers by Newsweek. For the sixth consecutive year, Tulane Medical Center recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The hospital was also recognized as a 2020-21 High-Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for excellent treatment of six of the region’s most serious health concerns – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, heart failure, heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.
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 and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 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).
To learn more about the Tulane Health System and its services, please call (504) 988-5800 or visit TulaneHealthcare.com.