St. Mary’s Medical Center Is a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment

Oct 19, 2021

St. Mary’s Medical Center Excels in Hip Fracture Treatment Outcomes

West Palm Beach, FL – St. Mary’s Medical Center is 5-star rated for Hip Fracture Treatment outcomes according to new research released by Healthgrades, a leading resource connecting consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of mortality 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 2018 through 2020, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,141 lives could potentially have been saved, and complications in 156,050 patients could potentially have been avoided.

“This award form Healthgrades shows we have one of the best teams in place to treat patients who come into our hospital for hip fracture treatment,” said Cynthia McCauley, chief executive officer for St. Mary’s Medical Center & Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. “People in our community have a choice as to where they will go for their medical care, and this recognition is confirmation that our hospital has proven to be one of the best in our area when it comes to orthopedic services.”

St. Mary’s Medical Center was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for 7 Years in a Row (2015-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for 7 Years in a Row (2015-2021)

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 31 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).

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