MarinHealth Named Top 10 percent in Nation for Pulmonary Care for Three Years by Healthgrades

GREENBRAE, CA, October 23, 2019 — MarinHealth is among the top 10 percent in the nation for Pulmonary Care, according to a national report by 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 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and all-payer data from 15 states for bariatrics and appendectomy procedures.* MarinHealth’s achievement is part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital executives. MarinHealth was also recognized with Five-Star Distinctions for Treatment of Sepsis, Treatment of Heart Failure, and Treatment of Pneumonia.

The variation in hospital quality can have a significant impact on the quality of care a patient receives. From 2016 through 2018, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Pulmonary Care Specialty Excellence Award have, on average, a 47.9 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

“The hospitals that stand out for exceptional performance in Pulmonary Care should be commended for their long-standing commitment to quality,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “As consumers are increasingly savvy when it comes to finding and selecting a hospital, patients can be confident when they select a hospital that has achieved this Healthgrades recognition.”

“MarinHealth is honored to be recognized by Healthgrades for being in the top 10 percent in the nation for Pulmonary Care,” said MarinHealth CEO Lee Domanico. “This recognition, along with the numerous Five-Star Distinctions we received for clinical achievements, is a great testament to MarinHealth’s unwavering commitment to our patients and the tremendous contributions of our staff in making this designation possible.

MarinHealth was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Distinction in Treatment of Heart Failure for 2 years in a row
    (2019-2020)
  • Five-Star Distinction in Treatment of Pneumonia for 3 years in a row (2018-2020)
  • Five Star Distinction for Treatment of Sepsis for 8 years in a row (2013-2020)

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 evaluated comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 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. View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.

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*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.