July 31, 2017
Hospital is five-star recipient for labor and delivery, neurosciences and gastrointestinal care
Medical City Arlington has received five top achievement awards from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions to find the right doctor and the right hospital for the right care.
These five achievements include 5-star ratings for performance in the following:
- Labor and Delivery – Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for 3 Years in a Row (2015-2017)
- Neurosciences – Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2017
- Gastrointestinal – Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries in 2017
These achievements are part of new findings and featured in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide annually for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. A 5-star rating indicates that Medical City Arlington’s clinical outcomes are statistically and significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
“Medical City Arlington is honored to receive these recognitions of our commitment to exceptional outcomes for our patients,” said Keith Zimmerman, CEO of Medical City Arlington. “I am extremely proud of our physicians, nurses and clinical staff for their dedication to the fulfillment of our goal of becoming the hospital of choice in the community.”
“Hospitals that have achieved Healthgrades 5-stars have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality care for their patients,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “In an environment where consumers have more choices about where to receive their care, a hospital’s commitment to achieving a superior degree of quality for their patients is more important than ever.”
About Medical City Arlington
Medical City Arlington (MCA) is a 382-bed full-service, acute care hospital in South Arlington serving Arlington, Mansfield and Grand Prairie. A Level III Trauma Center, MCA was the first certified Chest Pain Center and the first certified Primary Stroke Center in Tarrant County and a top performer in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care as designated by The Joint Commission. As the official hospital of the Texas Rangers, MCA provides high quality orthopedic services and is known for cancer, neurosurgery, spine and gastrointestinal care. MCA delivers more than 4,300 babies each year and is staffed by more than 1,200 dedicated health care professionals and volunteers, including more than 600 physicians. Medical City Arlington is part of Medical City Healthcare.
*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures, as well as an evaluation of comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 18 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.