Huntington Hospital Again Honored by Healthgrades

Dr. Lori Morgan

Huntington Hospital is one of America’s 100 best hospitals for cardiac care and coronary intervention, according to new research released by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
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 16 states.
“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, Healthgrades’ chief medical officer. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for cardiology for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”

Huntington is currently expanding its care capabilities with its new Huntington Heart and Vascular Center, creating state-of-the-art facilities to provide cutting-edge, compassionate care to cardiology patients. The new facility is set to open this year.
“I’m so proud our hospital has been named one of Healthgrades America’s 100 best for cardiac care and coronary intervention, now for the second year in a row,” said Dr. Lori J. Morgan, Huntington president and CEO. “These designations are a testament to the world-class care our entire cardiovascular services team offers our patients.”
“While the pandemic continues, our No. 1 priority is caring for our community,” said Dr. Azhil (Alex) Durairaj, Huntington’s medical director of cardiovascular services. “Our cardiovascular team works hard every day to provide excellent and safe care to our patients. Heart disease impacts so many of our friends and family members. I encourage you to make your physical and mental well-being your first priority during this challenging time – please see your doctor and don’t delay the vital care you need.”
Other ways in which Huntington was recognized by Healthgrades:
• Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award for two years in a row (2020-2021)
• Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award for two years in a row (2020-2021)
• Named among the top 5% in the nation for overall cardiac services for two years in a row (2020-2021)
• Named among the top 5% in the nation for cardiology services in 2021
• Named among the top 5% in the nation for coronary interventional procedures for two years in a row (2020-2021)
• Named among the top 10% in the nation for cardiology services for two years in a row (2020-2021)
• Five-star recipient for valve surgery for two years in a row (2020-2021)
• Five-star recipient for coronary interventional procedures for three years in a row (2019-2021)
• Five-star recipient for treatment of heart attack for two years in a row (2020-2021)
• Five-star recipient for treatment of heart failure for four years in a row (2018-2021)
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 16 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 five-star (statistically significantly better than expected), three-star (not statistically different from expected) and one-star (statistically significantly worse than expected). The complete “Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation” and detailed study methodology can be found at partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards.

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