Pampa Regional Medical Center Excels in Hip Fracture and Respiratory Failure Outcomes
Pampa, TX (November 1, 2020) – Pampa Regional Medical Centeris 5-star rated for hip fracture treatment and respiratory failure outcomes according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
PRMC is a member of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 46 hospitals in 14 states. This year, Prime hospitals received a combined 295 awards from Healthgrades including 5-Star designations, Specialty Excellence Awards and America’s 100 Best By Specialty.
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 additional analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.
This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,785 lives could potentially have been saved and complications in 148,681 patients could potentially have been avoided.*
The 2022 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared hospitals with statistically better than expected performance (5 star), as a group, to those with statistically worse than expected performance (1 star), as a group and found on average patients were:
• 48.1% lower risk of experiencing a complication with hip fracture treatment while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.* As well as they were 1.9 times more likely to experience one or more complications with hip fracture treatment than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars.*
• 49.7% lower risk of dying than if they were treated for respiratory failure in hospitals with 1-star for in-house mortality.* They were also 2.0 times more likely to die than if they were treated for respiratory failure in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality.*
“Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades 5-star rating for hip fracture or respiratory failure demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients.”
“We are honored to be recognized by healthgrades once again for hip fracture treatment and respiratory failure. The ongoing dedication of the medical staff and the entire hospital team makes this possible.” Said Edwin Leon, PRMC CEO.
PRMC has been recognized with a five star rating for treatment of respiratory failure 4 years in a row and hip fracture treatment 2 years in a row.
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 outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 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). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.