Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center has been rated high performing in heart failure treatment in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings released this week. The ratings evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions.
“This recognition from U.S. News & World Report is more than just a rating. It represents lives saved and improved outcomes for our patients,” said Deborah Friberg, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente in the Central Valley. “This is an honor, and it is truly the dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff who ensure that our patients receive world-class treatment at our facilities that makes these high marks possible.”
U.S. News evaluated hospitals in five procedures and medical conditions – heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – and issued ratings of high performing, average or below average. Only about 10 percent of the hospitals evaluated nationwide were rated as high performers in one or more procedures.
A total of 10 Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California received high performing ratings in one or more procedures. Nationally, twenty-two Kaiser Permanente hospitals were rated high performing in one or more procedures.
U.S. News created Best Hospitals for Common Care to help patients find better care for the kinds of common procedures and medical conditions that account for millions of hospitalizations each year. Objective outcome measures such as deaths, infections, readmissions, and operations that need to be repeated as well as patient satisfaction data largely determined the ratings. The Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings rely on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data for patients 65 and older, as well as survey data from the American Hospital Association and clinical registry data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.