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Rideout Health Recognized by Healthgrades for Quality Clinical Outcomes

12-11-2013

Rideout Health Recognized by Healthgrades for Quality Clinical Outcomes
National Report Places it among the Top Hospitals in the U.S for Excellence
in Women's Health and Cardiac Care

MARYSVILLE, December 11, 2013 – Rideout Health and Rideout Memorial Hospital have been recognized by Healthgrades for clinical excellence in gynecological surgery, and the treatment of heart attacks and heart failure, awarding it five stars in each of these three categories. A 5-star rating indicates that clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated, and that it outperforms other hospitals in the nation in these treatments.

This is the third consecutive year that Rideout has received the Excellence Award for gynecological surgery and the second year running for its treatment of heart attacks. Rideout is one of the few north state hospitals that is a designated STEMI-receiving center, staffed and equipped to handle the most serious heart attacks.

"We are gratified to once again receive 5-star ratings from Healthgrades. Rideout's comprehensive cardiac care and women's health programs are two of our long-standing specialty medical services we offer the community," said Terri Hamilton, CEO of Rideout Health. "These awards are a direct reflection of the dedication and skill of our professionals and our organization's commitment to continuous improvement in clinical quality and patient care."

Healthgrades is a leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. The new findings were reported in Healthgrades' American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates hospital performance at more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for a variety of inpatient procedures and conditions, utilizing approximately 40 million Medicare-patient records. More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.