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Winthrop-University Hospital: America’s 100 Best Hospital Awards in Three Separate Cardiac Areas for Second Consecutive Year - Archived
Date
October 25, 2012
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Identified by Healthgrades as Among the Top Hospitals Nationally for Excellence in Overall Cardiac Care, Cardiac Surgery and Coronary Interventional Procedure Clinical Outcomes

Mineola, NY – Winthrop-University Hospital’s cardiac program today received multiple awards from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide across nearly 30 of the most common conditions and procedures.

Patient outcomes are important to consumers making choices today about hospitals. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 86% of Americans in 27 top designated market areas agree they would be more likely to choose—or not choose—a hospital if they could learn ahead of time the mortality rates for a certain procedure.

Other notable Healthgrades recognitions that Winthrop has received include:

America’s Best 100 Hospitals

  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

Cardiac

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for 6 Years in a Row (2008-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Ranked #3 in NY for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
  • Ranked #5 in NY for Cardiac Surgery in 2013
  • Ranked #5 in NY for Cardiology Services in 2013
  • Ranked #6 in NY for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NY for Overall Cardiac Services for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013) (Ranked 3 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NY for Cardiac Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013) (Ranked 5 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NY for Cardiology Services for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013) (Ranked 5 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NY for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013 (Ranked 6 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Cardiac Services for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Cardiology Services for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)

Neurosciences

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

Pulmonary

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 6 Years in a Row (2008-2013)

Gastrointestinal

  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment in 2013
  • Ranked #5 in NY for GI Medical Treatment in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NY for GI Medical Treatment in 2013 (Ranked 5 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 10 Years in a Row (2004-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2013

Appendectomy

  • Five-Star Recipient for Appendectomy for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)

Maternity Care

 

Women’s Health

  • Five-Star Recipient for Maternity Care for 3 Years in a Row (2010/2011 & 2011-2012)

Women's Health

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Women's Health Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2010/2011 & 2011-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Women's Health for 3 Years in a Row (2010/2011 & 2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Women's Health for 3 Years in a Row (2010/2011 & 2011-2012)

 

GYN Surgery

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Gynecologic Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)

“Winthrop-University Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, quality and safety, and is proud to once again be recognized by HealthGrades,” said John F. Collins, Winthrop’s President & CEO. “These distinctions are yet further examples of our continued commitment to providing superior medical care to every individual that comes to Winthrop for healthcare and healing.”

According to the Healthgrades study, the risk of death is 58% lower at hospitals receiving 5 stars versus all other hospitals. The 2013 performance outcomes are now available free to the public at www.healthgrades.com.

Winthrop's highly skilled and experienced cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, specialized nurses, physician assistants, cardiology fellows and cardiovascular technologists provide patients and their primary care physicians with a wide range of sophisticated services, including access to consistently outstanding interventional cardiology, state-of-the-art computerized diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures and expert drug-eluding stent placement - as well as innovative electrophysiology used to evaluate and treat all types of heart-rhythm disturbances with the latest generation of implantable electronic devices and pacemakers. Winthrop recently joined the ranks of approximately 70 centers in the United States to offer the Edwards Sapien Transcathether Heart Valve (TAVR), one of the newest techniques that allows a heart valve to be replaced without open-heart surgery.

For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed from 2009 through 2011 at approximately 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account each hospital’s unique population (demographics and severity of illness).

The American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

About Winthrop-University Hospital

Winthrop is a 591-bed teaching hospital located on Long Island in Mineola, NY. A major regional healthcare resource, the Hospital offers a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services delivered by an outstanding medical staff using the most sophisticated medical technology available. The hospital also features extensive medical education and research programs and serves as the Regional Clinical Campus for Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Winthrop has earned many prestigious accreditations, including designations as a New York State (NYS) Stroke Center, NYS Regional Perinatal Center and Regional Trauma Center, and is known across New York State for its excellent outcomes in interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery. Winthrop is also home to the New York Metro area’s first CyberKnife Radiosurgery Center. The Hospital’s mission is founded upon the basic core value of “Your Health Means Everything” and all of its employees are committed to ensuring the integrity, comfort and well-being of every individual.

Contact:

Ed Keating
(516) 663-2234
ekeating@winthrop.org