May 20, 2018
Bountiful hospital consistently rated among the top 10% in the nation for excellence in joint replacements
Lakeview Hospital earned the Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades. This is the seventh consecutive time its orthopedic specialists have been nationally recognized for joint replacements. Lakeview has now achieved a five-star rating from Healthgrades for total knee replacements for nine years in a row.
"We are so proud of the care and attention given to our patients who choose Lakeview Hospital for their joint replacement surgery. We are lucky to work with wonderful surgeons. Our entire team of caregivers is truly committed to caring for patients like they are their closest loved ones", said Brianna Barton, Director of Quality at Lakeview Hospital.
With the achievement of another excellence award, the Bountiful hospital remains among the top 10 percent in the nation for excellence in joint replacements. This level of excellence recognizes the implementation of evidence-based processes across the continuum of patient care, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and recovery.
Lakeview Hospital also achieved multiple consecutive five-star ratings for clinical quality based on the Healthgrades evaluation of data from nearly 4,500 hospitals covering years 2015 through 2017. Overall, that means its exceptional caregivers and support staff successfully reduced risk for patients and optimized clinical outcomes.
Lakeview is the only hospital in Utah named among America's 100 Best Hospitals™ for Joint Replacement - for SIX consecutive years (Healthgrades 2013-2018). It was also recently recognized with Patient Safety Excellence Award™ six consecutive years, ranking it among the Top five percent in the nation for patient safety (Healthgrades 2013-2018).
As a result of its most recent study, Healthgrades recognized Lakeview Hospital with the following:
- Ninth consecutive five-star rating for total knee replacement (2011-2019)
- Third consecutive five-star rating for gallbladder removal surgery (2017-2019)
- Second consecutive five-star rating for GI bleed treatment (2018-2019)
- Five-star rated for sepsis treatment (2019)
Based on its Report to the Nation, Healthgrades reported, "If all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 222,210 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,210 complications could potentially have been avoided."
Healthgrades annual reports are independently created; no hospital can opt in or opt out of the annual studies and hospitals do not pay to be rated. The organization determines recipients of Excellence Awards through its evaluation of the occurrence of observed incidents and expected performance for patient safety indicators as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.