October 25, 2017
Overland Park Regional Medical Center is among the top 10 percent in the nation—as measured by volume-weighted performance—for coronary intervention excellence, according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*
Overland Park Regional Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare and heart care provider.
This achievement is part of findings recently released by Healthgrades and is featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. 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, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Coronary Intervention Specialty Excellence Award have, on average, a 42.9% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.** Similarly, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the Coronary Intervention Specialty Excellence Award are, on average, 1.75 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.**
“It is truly an honor to receive these accolades from Healthgrades and to be recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation for coronary intervention,” says Overland Park Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Kevin J. Hicks. “We continually strive to provide best-in-class quality and clinical excellence for our patients. I am extremely grateful for our outstanding team of clinicians and staff that is deeply committed to delivering high-quality care to residents in the community, day in and day out. It is a privilege for us to serve patients and their families during their greatest time of need.”
Overland Park Regional Medical Center was also recognized as a Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2018; a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2018; a Five-Star Recipient for treatment of GI Bleed in 2018; and a Five-Star Recipient for treatment of Sepsis for six consecutive years (2013 – 2018).
“Consumers value information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” says Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved a specialty excellence distinction from Healthgrades prove a commitment to high-quality of patient care.”
*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 comparative 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 www.healthgrades.com/quality.
For more information about Overland Park Regional Medical Center and its family of services, visit https://oprmc.com.