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Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Ranked Best Cardiac Surgery and Best Stroke Care in Elgin/Northwest Suburbs
Provena Saint Joseph Hospital is named as a top rated facility for both cardiac surgery and stroke care according to a new study released today by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent health care ratings company. The study places the Hospital’s patient outcomes for stroke care among the top five percent of hospitals nationally. The hospital’s cardiac surgery program ranks among the top ten percent nationally and is among the top five programs in Illinois, according to the study.
The HealthGrades study of hospital quality in America finds a gap in quality between the best and poorest-performing hospitals. Patients admitted to the nation’s top-performing hospitals like Provena Saint Joseph Hospital, have, on average, a 71 percent lower chance of mortality, than those treated at one-star hospitals, across 18 procedures and conditions, according to a study released today.
“Our research shows that while the overall quality of hospital care in America is improving, the gap between the best-performing hospitals and the worst persists,” said Dr. Samantha Collier, HealthGrades’ chief medical officer and author of the study. “This persistent gap makes it imperative that anyone planning to be admitted to a hospital do their homework and seek out highly rated facilities.”
According to The Tenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study, Provena Saint Joseph is recognized as a recipient of HealthGrades 2008 Cardiac Surgery Excellence AwardTM and Stroke Care Excellence AwardTM. The awards are given to hospitals that score among the top ten percent or better, of hospitals nationally, and have risk-adjusted statistically lower than expected mortality rates in these clinical areas. What this means in layperson’s terms is that patients have a better chance of surviving their hospital stay for coronary bypass surgery and stroke treatment at Provena Saint Joseph Hospital.
Provena Saint Joseph Hospital received a rating of five stars from HealthGrades for: coronary artery bypass surgery, the treatment of heart failure, the treatment of atrial fibrillation, and for stroke care. The study also recognized Provena Saint Joseph as the best rated provider of cardiac surgery and stroke treatment in Elgin, as well as the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
“Today is a proud day for Provena Saint Joseph Hospital, and a day to be thankful for the dedication of our highly skilled physicians, excellent nurses, compassionate caregivers and so many others who have contributed to this honor.” Bill Brown, President & CEO of Provena Saint Joseph Hospital, said. “Achieving this level of recognition only a few years following the start of our cardiac surgery program is a significant step for Provena Saint Joseph Hospital, it is wonderful news for the communities we serve and for those who put their care in our hands.”

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