A report recently released by HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, named Selby General Hospital a recipient of the five star rating for joint replacement for two consecutive years (2011-2012). Choosing a hospital can be a life or death decision. HealthGrades report found that patients treated at five-star rated hospitals experience a 73 percent lower risk of mortality and a 63 percent lower risk of complications compared to one-star rated hospitals. A quality comparison of doctors and hospitals in Columbus, Ohio can be found online at HealthGrades.com
Some additional recognition for Selby General Hospital:
- Ranked Number Four in Ohio for Joint Replacement in 2012
- Ranked Among the Top 10 in Ohio for Joint Replacement for Two Years in a Row (2011-2012)
- Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement for Two Years in a Row (2011-2012)
"The fact that Selby General Hospital has received these unsolicited awards using statistical, third-party data is a source of great pride for us and is a reflection of the dedication of our staff and physicians who provide continuity of care during the patient's stay," says Selby General Hospital CEO Steve Smith.
"Patients today have a wide array options when it comes to choosing a healthcare provider," said Kerry Hicks, HealthGrades chief executive officer. "At HealthGrades, we are proud to have led the way for empowering patient choice based on objective clinical outcomes and access to actionable quality measures. We commend Selby General Hospital for its superior quality and support of consumerism and transparency in the Marietta area."
Key findings of the HealthGrades 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America report include:
- Patients had, on average a 73 percent lower risk of dying in a five-star rated hospital compared to a one-star rated hospital, and a 54 percent lower risk of dying in a five-star rated hospital compared to the national average.
- Patients, on average, were 63 percent less likely to experience in-hospital complications than patients at one-star programs, and had a 43 percent lower chance of developing an in-hospital complication than the national average.
- If all Medicare patients from 2008 through 2010 had been treated at five-star hospitals, 240,040 lives could have potentially been saved.
- If all Medicare patients from 2008 through 2010 had gone to five-star hospitals for their procedure, 164,472 in-hospital complications could have potentially been avoided.