San Antonio, Texas (October 22, 2019) – South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital (STSSH) is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery for the sixth consecutive year according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital is the only hospital in the region** to achieve America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award. South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital is one of three hospitals in Texas to achieve America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine SurgeryTM Award for six consecutive years. 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 outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states.
The achievement is part of findings released today in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates the importance of hospital quality to both hospital leaders and consumers. Additionally, from 2016 through 2018, patients treated at hospitals receiving America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award have, on average, a 41.7 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that
did not receive the award. And patients treated at hospitals that did not receive the award were 1.71 times more likely to experience a complication in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that received the award*.
“As consumers navigate their health, it is important to consider a number of factors, including hospital quality, before deciding where to access care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Healthgrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery recognizes those hospitals that have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes over time and we applaud their efforts and achievement.”
“The physicians and staff at South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital continue to demonstrate their commitment to excellence and high-quality patient care. We continue to emphasize our core values and seek excellent clinical outcomes by providing a top-tier team approach to patient care. Excellent outcomes are possible when everyone – including the patients, physicians and staff – are committed to success to achieving high and achievable goals,” stated Joel Jenne,
MD, Chief of Staff at STSSH.
South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:
Spine Surgery Excellence Award for six consecutive years Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for eight consecutive years Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for four consecutive years
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 15 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. View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-
About South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital
Surgery Partners has partnered with local physicians to establish South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital. In this partnership, the physicians assist in the management of the hospital, resulting in a hospital solely run for the benefit of the patient. This innovative approach creates an integrated and holistic approach to healthcare. As a nationally recognized center for spine and joint care excellence, STSSH takes pride in providing the highest quality clinical care in a one-on-one, warm and caring environment. For additional information, please visit www.southtexassurgical.com, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or like us on Facebook.