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Miami Valley Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital Best in Dayton Area For Overall Stroke Care, HealthGrades Study Shows

HealthGrades Excellence Awards Earned by Miami Valley for Coronary Intervention; Good Samaritan for Pulmonary Care, Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement

DAYTON, Ohio—October 15, 2007—Miami Valley Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital each earned the Stroke Care Excellence award in the Tenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study issued today.

The award reflects performance in the top 10 percent for clinical excellence in the United States.
The hospitals, both part of Premier Health Partners, are the only hospitals in the Dayton area to receive the award.

“The HealthGrades rankings show that Premier Health Partners delivers patient care at a very high level,” said Tim Collins, vice president, Quality Improvement, for Premier Health Partners.  “Our state rankings –Good Samaritan ranked third in Ohio for orthopedic while Miami Valley ranked seventh in Ohio for spine surgery -- are particularly significant as Ohio itself ranks third in the nation for its percentage of top-ranked hospitals.”

Miami Valley Hospital received an excellence award for coronary intervention, as well as five-star ratings that include the following specialties:

  • Coronary interventional procedures
  • Spine surgery
  • Treatment of heart attack, heart failure, respiratory failure, community acquired pneumonia, gastro-intestinal bleeding and sepsis

Good Samaritan Hospital received excellence awards for joint replacement and pulmonary care, as well as five-star ratings that include the following:

  • Heart valve replacement
  • Treatment of respiratory failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary embolism, bowel obstruction, diabetic acidosis and coma, sepsis and community acquired pneumonia
  • Hip fracture repair, total knee replacement and total hip replacement

HealthGrades’ five-star rated ratings reflect the highest quality rating for diagnoses and procedures, and are associated with significantly lower mortality.

The study, the largest of its kind, analyzed patient outcomes at 5,000 U.S. hospitals during 2004, 2005 and 2006.