Kettering Health Network has been recognized as number one in Ohio and fourth in the nation for medical excellence in Orthopedic Care in 2015 by CareChex® — a division of Comparion® Medical Analytics, one of the nation’s largest privately held healthcare information services companies. CareChex also recognized Kettering Medical Center as number one in the state for medical excellence in Major Cardiac Surgery and Trauma.
CareChex provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care.
The medical excellence award is an overall measure of quality that encompasses performance across risk-adjusted mortality rates, risk-adjusted complication rates, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) inpatient quality indicators, AHRQ patient safety indicators, core measures and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient satisfaction scores.
“Kettering Health Network is committed to providing high standards of quality care to each patient,” says Teri Sholder, chief quality officer for Kettering Health Network. “Independent quality evaluations conducted by CareChex, demonstrate we are achieving our goal, especially when you take into account that CareChex’s multi-dimensional methodology looks at all three components of medical quality – process of care, patient outcomes of care and patient satisfaction.”
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