Regional a National Leader in Cardiovascular Care
February 21, 2013
LAFAYETTE, La. – Regional Medical Center of Acadiana recently ranked among the Top 100 hospitals in the nation for Vascular Surgery.
CareChex® also placed Regional among the Top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for Vascular Surgery, Overall Hospital Care, Overall Surgical Care and Cardiac Care.
But, the honors didn’t end there.
Regional ranked among the Top 10 facilities in the state for Major Cardiac Surgery, Overall Hospital Care, Overall Surgical Care, Cardiac Care, Vascular Surgery and Women’s Health. Regional also ranked No. 1 in the Lafayette market for Cardiac Care, Major Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Bypass Surgery, Pneumonia Care, Pulmonary Care, Vascular Surgery, Overall Hospital Care, Overall Surgical Care and Women’s Health.
“We are humbled by the CareChex ratings,” said John Marker, Chief Nursing Officer for the Regional Medical Center and Women’s & Children’s Hospital, a campus of Regional Medical Center. “Our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing quality care to each and every patient. It is nice to see how we compare with other hospitals across the nation.”
CareChex® is a medical quality rating system designed to assist hospitals in improving the quality of inpatient care and promoting medical excellence to consumers, payers and employers. Relying on both public and proprietary measures of performance, CareChex compares the quality of hospital and physician care to national, state and local standards using a variety of process, outcome and patient satisfaction measures to assign a composite quality score and rating.
CareChex incorporates seven peer-reviewed methodologies which specifically address key components of the quality of inpatient care. These methods encompass the following quality measures, many of which have been adopted by the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for public reporting – Core Process Measures, Patient Safety Indicators, Inpatient Quality, Indicators, Mortality Rates, Complication Rates, Readmission Rates and Patient Satisfaction Measure.
Contact Trevis R. Badeaux, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator, at 521-9172 or Trevis.Badeaux@hcahealthcare.com for more information.
About The Regional Health System of Acadiana
The Regional Health System of Acadiana is a family of complementary and affiliated healthcare facilities that comprise the Lafayette-based The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana and Women’s & Children’s Hospital, a campus of The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana, and the New Iberia-based Dauterive Hospital. The Health System represents one of the largest concentrations of healthcare providers and services in Acadiana, employing about 1,400 healthcare professionals. The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana and Women’s & Children’s Hospital have a combined 252 licensed beds, 51 NICU beds and 45 bassinets. In addition, two Lafayette-area outpatient facilities are affiliated with the system: the Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre and Lafayette Surgicare. The system also contains 16 medical office buildings with over 400,000 square feet of space and 37 employed multi-specialty physicians in eight (8) practices.
About the Delta Group
The Delta Group is the nation's largest privately-held healthcare information services company, dedicated to providing an extensive array of products and services designed to measure, manage, and monitor the clinical, financial, and market performance of healthcare organizations.
The Delta Group is located in Baltimore, MD and Greenville, SC and has been the industry leader in accurately assessing hospital and provider outcomes variation for over 20 years. The company delivers analytics to multiple stakeholders including major national employers, payers, academic medical centers and health systems. The company’s patented CareChex Hospital Quality Ratings Analysis has the backing of the National Business Coalition on Health as the standard for Value Based Purchasing in the United States and is key criteria for major employer healthcare networks.