HEMET – Both Menifee Valley Medical Center and Hemet Valley Medical Center were recognized with nine, 5-Star awards from Healthgrades.
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospitals nationwide which include 4,500 hospitals. It is an online leading service that allows patients to rate their experience and care. Their ratings allow patients to make informed decisions when choosing a hospital or a physician.
Healthgrade awards for 2017, include 5-stars for Total Knee Replacement, Appendectomy, Hip Fracture Treatment, C-Section Delivery, Vaginal Delivery, Total Hip Replacement, Prostate Surgery and Hysterectomy.
Not only was Menifee Valley Medical Center a recipient of multiple awards this year, in 2016 it received the Excellence in Patient Safety Award. According to Healthgrades, the Patient Safety Excellence Award is given to hospitals rated in the top 10 percent in the nation for providing the highest patient safety and helping prevent infections, medical errors and complications.
“Hemet and Menifee Valley Medical Centers are pleased to receive recognition from Healthgrades,” MVMC and HVMC CEO Dan McLaughlin said. “It is our mission to continually innovate processes and technology to deliver patient care. Our hospitals choose to be proactive in participating in industrywide quality initiatives. This, coupled with our focus on a culture of “Patient Care Excellence and Safety” enables our facilities to earn your trust as your provider of choice. I wish to thank our Medical Staff, clinicians and support staff who have made this possible.”
Hemet Valley Medical Center was founded in 1943 and is a 327-bed hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. According to Physicians for Healthy Hospitals, HVMC is known as “the largest private employer in the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley.” In contrast, Menifee Valley Medical Center was founded in 1999 and is an 84-bed hospital. Despite being smaller, MVMC is known for its “award-winning efficient building design with all private rooms and beautiful views.”
Both medical centers are building on innovation with their use of the latest medical technology and the development/deployment of new service lines in cardiology, stroke, trauma, neurosurgery and vascular surgery. The facilities plan to earn many more Healthgrades awards. McLaughlin and his staff are ready for the envisioned growth of our broad community and all the future resources and medical needs that will come with it.
“Hospitals that have achieved Healthgrades 5-star awards have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality care for their patients,” Healthgrades Chief Strategy Officer Evan Marks said. “In an environment where consumers have more choices about where to receive their care, a hospital’s commitment to achieving a superior degree of quality for their patients is more important than ever.”
*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures, as well as an evaluation of comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 18 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 2017 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.
Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.