Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, is a recipient of the 2018 Stroke Care Excellence Award™ by Healthgrades®, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. This is the second consecutive year that Lakeview Regional placed among the top 10 percent in the nation for treatment of stroke, according to Healthgrades.
Lakeview Regional is also a 5-star recipient for treatment of stroke for two years in a row. A 5-star rating indicates Lakeview Regional’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. For its 2018 report, Healthgrades evaluated nearly 45 million patient records.
“We are extremely proud to receive this distinction by Healthgrades for a second year in a row,” said Bret Kolman, Lakeview Regional CEO. “National recognitions such as this are a testament to the value our dedicated staff and physicians place on delivering the highest quality care and superior clinical outcomes.”
Lakeview Regional’s achievements are part of findings in the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation, which demonstrates how clinical care continues to differ dramatically between hospitals both nationally and regionally, and how this variation in care may have a significant impact on health outcomes.
Healthgrades independently analyzes hospitals based on Medicare data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account each hospital’s unique population (demographics and severity of illness).
The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.