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Catskill Regional Medical Center Nationally Rated Five-Star Recipient for Appendectomy Outcomes

Five-Star Recipient for Appendectomy Outcomes 2019

Catskill Regional Medical Center is 5-star rated for Appendectomy outcomes according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals and the first third party organization to objectively rate hospital quality with a focus strictly on clinical outcomes.

This achievement is part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.*

What does this award mean for our patients?

A 5-star rating indicates that Catskill Regional Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

“This award is a testament our commitment to quality care,” said Catskill Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Schiller. “We thank all of our physicians and hospital staff members for their contribution to this honor.”

Additionally, from 2014 through 2016, patients having an Appendectomy procedure in hospitals with 5 stars have, on average, a 65 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1 star. Similarly, patients having an Appendectomy procedure in hospitals receiving 1-star are, on average, 2.8 times more likely to experience one or more complications than if they were treated in hospitals with 5 stars.*

“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “This 5-star rating for Appendectomy showcases the expertise and commitment of Catskill Regional Medical Center to their patients.”

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Each of these distinctions reinforce our mission to improve the health of our community by delivering exceptional healthcare. These prestigious distinctions also honor our caregivers for their excellence and commitment to providing extraordinary care every day.

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