Floyd Memorial Hospital Announces 2010 HealthGrades Service Line and Procedure Ratings

October 13, 2009

Cardiac, Gastrointestinal and Pulmonary Services Rated “Best in Louisville/Southern Indiana*”

Floyd Memorial Hospital is rated “Best in Louisville/Southern Indiana*” for overall cardiovascular services, overall cardiovascular surgery, overall pulmonary care, and gastrointestinal services, procedures and care in 2010, according to a comprehensive annual study released today by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings organization. The HealthGrades study annually assesses patient outcomes – mortality and complication rates – at virtually all of the nation’s nearly 5,000 non-federal hospitals.

 Floyd Memorial Hospital 2010 HealthGrades Ratings

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™  – 1 year (2010)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™   – 1 year (2010)
  • Ranked in the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services  – 1 year (2010)
  • Ranked in the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery  – 1 year (2010)
  • Ranked in the Top 5 in IN for Overall Cardiac Services – Ranked 3 in 2010
  • Ranked in the Top 5 in IN for Cardiac Surgery – Ranked 3 for 2010
  • Ranked in the Top 10 in IN for Cardiology Services – Ranked 6 in 2010
  • Five-Star Rated for Coronary Bypass Surgery  – 2 years in a row (2009 & 2010)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Attack  – 1 year (2010)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Failure  – 3 years in a row (2008 – 2010)
  • Best Rated in Louisville/Southern Indiana* for overall Cardio Vascular Services in 2010
  • Best Rated in Louisville/Southern Indiana* for overall Cardio Vascular Surgery in 2010
  • Five-Star Rated for Hip Fracture Repair  – 5 years in a row (2006 – 2010)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™  – 2 years in a row (2009 & 2010)
  • Ranked in the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services-2 years in a row (2009 & 2010)
  • Ranked in the Top 5 in IN  for Overall Pulmonary Services – Ranked 3
  • Five-Star Rated for Overall Pulmonary Services  – 2 years in a row (2009 & 2010)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – 2 years in a row (2009 & 2010)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pneumonia  – 4 years in a row (2007 – 2010)
  • Best Rated in Louisville/Southern Indiana* for overall Pulmonary Care in 2010
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™-2 years in a row (2009 & 2010)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™-3 years in a row (2008 – 2010)
  • Ranked in the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2010
  • Ranked in the Top 5% in the Nation for GI Surgery  – 3 years in a row (2008 – 2010)
  • Ranked in the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services  – 2 years in a row (2009 & 2010)
  • Ranked in the Top 10% in the Nation for GI Surgery  – 4 years in a row (2007 – 2010)
  • Ranked #1 in IN  for GI Surgery – 2010
  • Ranked in the Top 5 in IN  for GI Services – Ranked 3
  • Ranked in the Top 10 in IN  for GI Medical Treatment – Ranked 7
  • Five-Star Rated for Overall GI Services in 2010
  • Five-Star Rated for GI Surgery  – 4 years in a row (2007 – 2010)
  • Five-Star Rated for GI Procedures and Surgeries  – 3 years in a row (2008 – 2010)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction  – 2 years in a row (2009 & 2010)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pancreatitis in 2010
  • Five-Star Rated for Cholecystectomy  - 4 years in a row (2007 – 2010)
  • Best Rated in Louisville/Southern Indiana* for GI Services and Procedures in 2010
  • Best Rated in Louisville/Southern Indiana* for Gastrointestinal Care in 2010
  • Ranked in the Top 10 in IN  for Overall Critical Care – Ranked 8
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Sepsis  – 3 years in a row (2008 – 2010)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Respiratory Failure  – 5 years in a row (2006 – 2010)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction  – 2 years in a row (2009 & 2010)
  • Five-Star Rated for Cholecystectomy  – 3 years in a row (2008 – 2010)

According to the twelfth annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America study top-rated hospitals had a 52 percent lower mortality rate than the U.S. national average when looking at the patient outcomes of 17 procedures and diagnoses ranging from bypass surgery to treatment for heart attack. When the top-rated hospitals were compared to the poorest performers, there was an even greater difference, 72 percent lower mortality.

About the HealthGrades Ratings

HealthGrades’ hospital ratings and awards reflect the track record of patient outcomes at hospitals in the form of mortality and complication rates. HealthGrades rates hospitals independently based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being rated, and no hospital pays to be rated.

For 28 procedures and treatments, HealthGrades issues star ratings that reflect the mortality and complication rates for each category of care. Hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have mortality or complication rates that are below the national average, to a statistically significant degree. A 3-star rating means the hospital performs as expected. One-star ratings indicate the hospital’s mortality or complication rates in that procedure or treatment are statistically higher than average. Because the risk profiles of patient populations at hospitals are not alike, HealthGrades risk-adjusts the data to allow for apples-to-apples comparisons.

A complete list of Floyd Memorial’s 2010 HealthGrades ratings is located at www.floydmemorial.com/quality . A full copy of the HealthGrades study is available at www.healthgrades.com.

* Louisville/Southern Indiana region as defined by the Federal Government’s Office of Management and Budget