Odessa Regional Medical Center is Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery
Odessa Regional Medical Center is 5-star rated for Gallbladder Removal Surgery outcomes according to new research released by Healthgrades, the 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 additional analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.
This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,785 lives could potentially have been saved and complications in 148,681 patients could potentially have been avoided.*
Additionally, from 2017 through 2019, patients treated for Gallbladder Removal Surgery in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average, a 54.6 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital, than if they were treated in hospitals with 1 star. Similarly, patients treated for Gallbladder Removal Surgery in hospitals receiving 1-star are, on average, 4.3 times more likely to experience one or more complications than if they were treated in hospitals with 5 stars.*
“Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades 5-star rating for Gallbladder Removal Surgery demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients.”
“This latest award by Healthgrades demonstrates not only Odessa Regional Medical Center’s commitment to quality, but more importantly our effectiveness in achieving such high standards,” said Stacey Brown, President of Odessa Regional Medical Center.
Odessa Regional Medical Center was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:
- Recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™
- Recognized by Healthgrades in 2020 for Superior Performance in Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Among the Top 5% of Hospitals Evaluated for Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2020
- Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2020
- Recipient of the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)
- Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Labor and Delivery for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)
- Among the Top 5% of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)
- Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)
- Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for 6 Years in a Row (2015-2020)
- Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for 6 Years in a Row (2015-2020)
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 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018.