CareChex Top U.S. Hospital for Interventional Carotid Care
The Delta Group is the nation's largest privately held healthcare information services company. Its CareChex® program is an innovative medical quality rating system designed to assist hospitals in improving quality of inpatient care and promoting medical excellence.
Relying on both public and proprietary measures of performance, CareChex compares the quality of hospital and physician care to national, state and local standards using a variety of process, outcome and patient satisfaction measures. These measures are then used to assign a composite quality score and rating which, unlike many other rating systems, provides a comprehensive, multidimensional analysis of medical quality.
CareChex lists Holston Valley Medical Center as the top hospital in the nation for interventional carotid care. And Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center both ranked in the top 15 percent in the nation for cardiac care in 2011. Holston Valley ranks in the top 100 hospitals nationally for cardiac care, major cardiac surgery, heart attack treatment, coronary bypass surgery and overall medical care. Bristol Regional Medical Center is among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for major neurological surgery and trauma care and in the top 10 percent in the state for heart attack, heart failure treatment and cancer care.
Quality data for interventional carotid care (1,018 hospitals reviewed)
Quality data for cardiac care (4,230 hospitals reviewed)
Quality data for interventional coronary care (1,573 hospitals reviewed)
Quality data for heart attack treatment (3,788 hospitals reviewed)
Note: A composite quality rating of "check plus plus" requires a composite quality score ≥90th percentile with no individual quality measurement scores <26th percentile; otherwise a "check plus" is assigned.
2012 National Quality Rating Database: FFY 2008-FFY 2010
The Delta Group's National Quality Rating Database includes virtually all general, acute, non-federal U.S. hospitals.
CareChex incorporates seven peer-reviewed methodologies that specifically address key components of the quality of inpatient care. These methods encompass the following quality measures, many of which have been adopted by the Hospital Quality Alliance and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for public reporting.
- Core process measures
- Patient safety indicators
- Inpatient quality indicators
- Mortality rates
- Complication rates
- Readmission rates
- Patient satisfaction measures