Tulane Health System Earns 5-Star Ratings from Healthgrades
NEW ORLEANS —Tulane Health System is 5-star rated for heart attack and respiratory failure outcomes according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. A 5-star rating indicates that clinical outcomes for Tulane’s campuses – Tulane Medical Center, Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children and Lakeview Regional Medical Center – are statistically significantly better than expected when treating these conditions. The announcement was made in a press release.
“We are thrilled with this recognition – it validates that our physicians and staff are providing world-class care and always putting our patients and their health first,” said Dr. William Lunn, president and CEO of Tulane Health System. “I remain exceedingly proud of the work we’re doing and even prouder of the skilled, compassionate teams who are doing it.”
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. Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2015 through 2017, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, then on average 222,210 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,210 in-hospital complications could potentially have been avoided. (Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.)
“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where to receive care,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “These 5-star ratings showcase the expertise and commitment of Tulane Health System to their patients.”
Tulane Medical Center was also recently recognized as a 2018-19 High-Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for its treatment of two of the region’s most serious health concerns – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure. Tulane has also been recently honored for other aspects of its cardiovascular program, as it was named an Aetna Institute of Quality for its cardiac rhythm program and named a Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus winner by the American Heart Association for three years in a row.