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Press Releases

National Study Finds Holy Name Medical Center 5-Star Rated for Heart Attack
for the Seventh Year in A Row


Date: 10/21/2010

5 stars also awarded for COPD and maternity care

Teaneck, NJ - HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, published a study today, finding that Holy Name Medical Center is 5-star rated for treatment of heart attack for the seventh year in a row. The nation's nearly 5,000 hospitals were all included in this sweeping study, which examined mortality rates and complication rates from government data from 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Holy Name Medical Center received the following 5-star ratings from HealthGrades:
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Attack For 7 Years in a Row (2005-2011)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 2011
  • Five-Star Rated for Maternity Care for 5 Years in a Row (2006/2007-2010/2011)
Holy Name Medical Center is also ranked in the "Top 5% in the Nation for Maternity Care" and was the recipient of the HealthGrades Maternity Care Excellence Award™ for 2010/2011.

"Holy Name's record of quality and safety is extremely consistent, and it's very satisfying to see that quantified and recognized on a national level," says Michael Maron, President/CEO, who notes that the Medical Center's performance initiatives are team-based and that staff constantly search for creative solutions to patient care challenges. "We use a patient advocacy model of care here. It emphasizes the smooth coordination of services throughout the patient's acute care experience, through to discharge and beyond. This ensures that our patients are receiving the right care at the right time, and that the care is administered from the patient's perspective by focusing on quality, safety and satisfaction."

How the HealthGrades rating system works

The Thirteenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America study, the largest annual report of its kind, analyzed patient outcomes from nearly 40 million Medicare hospitalization records over a three-year period. HealthGrades' hospital ratings are the leading objective, actionable quality measures based solely on clinical performance made available to the public.

HealthGrades rates hospitals independently, based on data that hospitals submit to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. No hospital can opt in or out of being rated, and no hospital pays to be rated. Hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have mortality or complication rates that are below the national average, to a statistically significant degree. Because the risk profiles of patient populations at hospitals are not alike, HealthGrades risk-adjusts the data to allow for equal comparisons.