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Study puts Edward Hospital among top in cardiology services

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NAPERVILLE -- Edward Hospital's Cardiology Services is in the top 10 percent in the nation, according to a new report from Healthgrades.

The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, evaluates how approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for nearly 30 of the most common conditions treated and procedures performed from 2009 through 2011.

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In its study, Healthgrades found patients have a 75 percent lower risk of dying when treated at a hospital receiving 5 stars than if they were treated at a hospital receiving 1 star, based on risk-adjusted mortality rates across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke, and pneumonia. Healthgrades also found that 235,378 lives could have been saved during 2009-2011 if all hospitals performed at a 5-star level.

Other notable Healthgrades recognitions of Edward's services include:

Cardiac

• Ranked Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 10 Years in a Row (2004-2013)

• Ranked Among the Top 10 in Illinois for Overall Cardiac Services for 10 Years in a Row (2004-2013)

• Ranked Among the Top 10 in Illinois for Cardiology Services for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)

• Five-Star Recipient for Cardiology Services for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)

• Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery in 2013

• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)

•Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)

Pulmonary

• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

Gastrointestinal

• Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment in 2013

• Ranked Among the Top 5 in Illinois for GI Medical Treatment in 2013

• Five-Star Recipient for GI Medical Treatment in 2013

• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 6 Years in a Row (2008-2013)

• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2013

"We're extremely honored to be recognized by Healthgrades," said Pam Davis, President & CEO, Edward Hospital. "It's a confirmation for our patients and their families that Edward is providing the highest level of care. It also reflects Edward's commitment to quality and the hard work and contributions of all of our employees and staff members that make these recognitions possible."

For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed at short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades found patients treated in hospitals receiving 5 stars had, on average, 75 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals receiving 1 star (across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke and pneumonia).

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