MARYSVILLE, Calif., November 11, 2014 -- Healthgrades, a leading provider
of physician and hospital quality information, has again recognized Rideout
Health and Rideout Memorial Hospital for clinical excellence in gynecological
surgery, and the treatment of heart failure, awarding it five stars in
each of these categories. A 5-star rating indicates that clinical outcomes
are better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the
procedures being evaluated, and that it outperforms other hospitals in
the nation in these treatments.
Rideout has received the Excellence Award for Gynecologic Surgery (since
2011) and for the second year running for its treatment of heart failure
"We are pleased that the efforts of our physicians and other health
professionals have been recognized with these five-star rankings by Healthgrades.
These awards are a direct reflection of their dedication and their skill,"
said Robert Chason, CEO of Rideout Health. "Rideout's comprehensive
cardiac care and women's health programs are two of the premier and
long-standing medical services we offer the community."
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.
Rideout's Heart Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to cardiac
care, from surgery rehabilitation and prevention. As with cardiothoracic,
gynecological surgeries offered at Rideout Memorial Hospital use both
traditional and minimally-invasive techniques. Women's health will
continue to be a key priority for the non-profit community healthcare
organization. Rideout's well-regarded Women and Infants service, currently
located at the Fremont Medical Center in Yuba City, will be getting a
two-floor facility in the new Rideout Regional Medical Center in Marysville,
scheduled to open next fall.
This achievement is part of new findings and data released on Healthgrades.com
and in the Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades
evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for
33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, and recognizes
a hospital's quality achievements for cohort-specific performance,
specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Healthgrades
hospital ratings are independently created; no hospital can opt in or
opt out of being rated, and no hospital pays to be rated. "Those
hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades distinction have demonstrated
a commitment to exceptional clinical quality care," said Evan Marks,
Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades.
Rideout Health is the independent, non-profit, community-based healthcare organization
that operates Rideout Memorial Hospital, Fremont Medical Center, the Rideout
Cancer Center and other medical facilities around the Yuba-Sutter region.
It also is the area's largest non-government employer. In fulfillment
of its mission to provide quality healthcare to everyone, regardless of
financial circumstance, in recent years the organization provided about
$50 million annually in unreimbursed or free medical care to uninsured
or under-insured patients.