Methodist Hospital among the best hospitals for emergency care
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital is one of the top hospitals in the country for emergency care, according to HealthGrades. The independent healthcare ratings organization named Methodist Hospital one of its 2012 Emergency Medicine Excellence Award winners. It’s the third consecutive year Methodist has received the honor.
The HealthGrades study examined more than seven million Medicare patient records from 2008 to 2010, analyzing 12 of the most common conditions leading to hospitalization including, stroke, pneumonia, heart attack and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Of the nation’s 4,783 short-term acute care hospitals, 263 hospitals, including Methodist, had risk-adjusted mortality rates low enough to qualify them as recipients of the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award.
The study also found that Emergency Medicine Excellence hospitals had a significantly lower risk-adjusted mortality rate than all other hospitals across the 12 diagnoses studied. And the study suggests that if all hospitals performed at the level of the Emergency Medicine Excellence hospitals from 2008 through 2010, an additional 170,856 people could have potentially survived their emergency hospitalization.
A full copy of the study is available at www.healthgrades.com.