CareChex Top U.S. Hospital for Interventional Carotid Care

CareChexThe 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)

 

 

 

Holston
Valley
Medical
Center

 

Methodist
Dallas
Medical
Center
(Dallas)

 

Chesapeake
General
Hospital
(Chesapeake)

 

St.
Thomas
Hospital
(Nashville)

 

Johnson
City
Medical
Center

 

University
of
Alabama
Hospital
(Birmingham)

 

Vanderbilt
University
Hospital
(Nashville)

 
Rating   Plus Plus  plus plus   plus plus  plus plus  Check  minus minus  minus minus 
Score  99.9  99.5   99.0 98.6 34.9 10.4 8.6
National Rank  1   5   8 11 663 912 930
Mortality Overall  plus plus   plus plus  plus plus    plus  minus minus   plus plus  plus 
Complications Overall  Plus Plus  plus plus  plus plus  plus  plus  Check  minus 
Inpatient Quality  plus plus  plus  plus  plus plus  Check  minus  minus 
Patient Safety  Plus Plus  plus plus  plus plus  plus plus  plus  minus minus  minus minus 

Quality data for cardiac care (4,230 hospitals reviewed)

 

 

 

Holston
Valley
Medical
Center

 

Bristol
Regional
Medical
Center

 

Indian
Path
Medical
Center

 

Franklin
Woods
Comm.
Hospital

 

Johnson
City
Medical
Center

 

Pikeville
Medical
Center

 

Johnston
Memorial
Hospital

 
Rating   Plus Plus  plus   plus  Check  Check  Check  minus 
Score  98.1  85.7   85.1 63.9 47.0 33.5 20.2
National Rank  65   605   629 1,529 2,240 2,815 3,376
Mortality Overall  Check   plus  plus plus    Check  plus   minus  minus minus 
Complications Overall  Plus Plus  plus  Check  Check  minus  minus  minus 
Inpatient Quality  plus plus  plus plus  plus plus  Check  Check  Check  Check 
Patient Safety  Plus Plus  minus  minus  Check  minus minus  minus  plus 
Core Process  plus  Check  Check  minus  Check  Check  Check 

Quality data for interventional coronary care (1,573 hospitals reviewed)

 

 

 

Holston
Valley
Medical
Center

 

Bristol
Regional
Medical
Center

 

Indian
Path
Medical
Center

 

Johnson
City
Medical
Center

 

Pikeville
Medical
Center

 

Franklin
Woods
Comm.
Hospital

 
Rating   plus  plus   Check  minus  minus  --
Score  84.1  75.7   70.3 22.3 15.2 --
National Rank  250   383   467 1,223 1,334 --
Mortality Overall  Check   Check  plus    plus  minus   Check 
Complications Overall  plus  Check  Check  minus minus  minus  --
Inpatient Quality  plus plus  plus  Check  Check  Check  Check 
Patient Safety  plus  minus  Check  minus  minus  --
Core Process  Check  plus  Check  Check  Check  --

Quality data for heart attack treatment (3,788 hospitals reviewed)

 

 

 

Holston
Valley
Medical
Center

 

Bristol
Regional
Medical
Center

 

Indian
Path
Medical
Center

 

Franklin
Woods
Comm.
Hospital

 

Pikeville
Medical
Center

 

Johnson
City
Medical
Center

 

Johnston
Memorial
Hospital

 
Rating   Plus Plus  plus   plus  Check  Check  Check  Check 
Score  95.8  88.8   76.8 59.2 54.5 46.3 38.5
National Rank  127   423   880 1,544 1,722 2,033 2,331
Mortality Overall  Check   Check  Check    plus  Check   plus  Check 
Complications Overall  Plus Plus  plus plus  Check  Check  plus  plus plus  plus 
Inpatient Quality  plus plus  plus  plus  Check  Check  Check  Check 
Patient Safety  Plus Plus  plus plus  Check  minus  plus  minus minus  plus 
Core Process  plus  Check  Check  minus  plus  Check  Check 

 

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.

Plus Plus 
≥90th Percentile 
Plus
75th-89th Percentile 
Check
26th-74th Percentile 
Minus
11th-25th Percentile 
Minus Minus
≤10th Percentile 

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.

Quality criteria

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

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