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Lakeview Hospital Recognized as #1 in Utah for Overall Orthopedic Services

January 30, 2012

Bountiful, UT – HealthGrades’ annual study recognizes Lakeview Hospital’s orthopedics services among the best in the nation for superior patient outcomes. HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent ratings organization, evaluates patient outcomes for 5,000 hospitals. This research is the only comprehensive analysis based solely on patient mortality and complication rates focused on how well hospitals provide effective and appropriate care that does not cause harm to patients.

“The public is demanding increased reporting of quality measures,” notes Lakeview Hospital CEO, Rand Kerr. “We are excited to offer our patients the very best care possible. Our ranking as #1 in Orthopedics for the second straight year is a testament to the care our staff and physicians provide every day.”

Lakeview Hospital has been recognized for the following HealthGrades 2012 Quality Awards:

  • Ranked #1 in UT for Overall Orthopedic Services for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Overall Orthopedic Services for 2 years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Spine Surgery in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion) in 2012

“Patients today have a wide array options when it comes to choosing a health care provider,” said Kerry Hicks, HealthGrades chief executive officer. “At HealthGrades, we are proud to have led the way for empowering patient choice based on objective clinical outcomes and access to actionable quality measures. We commend Lakeview Hospital for its superior quality and support of consumerism and transparency in Davis County.”

Key findings of the HealthGrades 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America report include:

  • Patients had, on average a 73% lower risk of dying in a 5-star rated hospital compared to a 1-star rated hospital, and a 54% lower risk of dying in a 5-star rated hospital compared to the national average.
  • If all Medicare patients from 2008 through 2010 had been treated at 5-star hospitals, 240,040 lives could have potentially been saved.

In an online survey, 42% of HealthGrades visitors said that they believe their chances of experiencing an unexpected death or complication is higher in some hospitals in their community compared to others.

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