Sewickley hospital receives high marks
Leaders of Heritage Valley Health System say they're ending the year on a high note after receiving multiple national honors.
Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital was recognized in the September issue of Consumer Reports as one of seven across the state receiving the highest rating for hospital surgeries.
The Sewickley hospital was named a five-star community value hospital by Cleverly + Associates — a Worthington, Ohio-based company that analyzes hospital data.
Heritage Valley CEO Norm Mitry said he was honored that the Sewickley campus received theaccolades.
“Our medical staff and patient caregivers are committed to improving the health and well-being of all people in the communities we serve and this recognition validates the safe, customer-focused quality care they provide each and every day,” he said.
In the Consumer Reports award, the magazine examined how high-volume hospitals in each state compare in avoiding adverse events among Medicare patients during their hospital stays for surgery, hospital spokesman Dan Murphy said.
The magazine partnered with a health care consulting firm to undertake the study.
The analysis looked at Medicare claims data from 2009 to 2011 for patients undergoing 27 categories of common scheduled surgeries.
Results for procedures were combined into an overall surgery rating.
In addition, the hospital was named as an outstanding performer for the Highmark Quality Blue award, recognizing the hospital for meeting quality metrics in preventing blood clots in patients, Murphy said.
Proactive interventions include use of compression devices on the patient's legs and administration drugs such as aspirin, warfarin, and heparin, he said.
“It's a statement of the quality of care that the hospital has,” Murphy said.
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