San Antonio, Texas (November 9, 2018) – South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital (STSSH) is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.*
The achievement is part of findings released today in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation has on health outcomes.
Additionally, from 2015 through 2017, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award have, on average, a 48 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 1.93 times more likely to experience a complication in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that received the award. 1 *
“Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Consumers should consider hospital quality when navigating their care journeys, and this recognition distinguishes South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital in the marketplace.”
“ I would echo Dr. Bowman’s comments,” said Joel Jenne, MD, Chief of Staff at STSSH. “The physicians and staff at South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital strive every day to provide the best patient care possible. This commitment and dedication by the team members is why this facility continues to excel, year after year, and provides exceptional quality patient care. We have a tradition emphasizing excellence with all aspects of patient care and a track record of success. Patients, surgeons, and all hospital staff value quality care and all have a single, common core value – the desire to achieve excellent clinical outcomes.”
South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:
- Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row
- Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Spine Surgery for 4 Years in a Row
- Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Spine Surgery for 5 Years in a Row
- Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 7 Years in a Row
- Five-Star Recipient for Back Surgery for 4 Years in a Row
- Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 3 Years in a Row
About Healthgrades For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 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 and the District of Columbia. 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 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality/.
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 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
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* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.