Top Hospitals for Emergency Care - Have 40% LOWER Death Rate

From: MedScape Medical news (login required).

More than 123.8 million people in the United States will make an ED visit, and 13% will end up being admitted to the hospital, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Researchers analyzed more than 7 million Medicare patient records from 2008 to 2010 for 12 diagnoses: bowel obstruction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetic acidosis and coma, gastrointestinal bleed, myocardial infarction, heart failure, pancreatitis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, respiratory failure, sepsis, and stroke.

Medicare patients admitted to the nation's best-performing hospitals for emergency medicine have a 40% lower death rate compared with all other hospitals, according to a new survey by HealthGrades, a Denver, Colorado–based provider of information about physicians and hospitals. 

"If all hospitals performed at the level of the Emergency Medicine Excellence hospitals from 2008 through 2010, an additional 170,856 people could have potentially survived their emergency hospitalization," the HealthGrades release notes.

California

Alhambra Hospital Medical CenterAlhambra, CA
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - SummitOakland, CA
Beverly HospitalMontebello, CA
Eden Medical CenterCastro Valley, CA
French Hospital Medical CenterSan Luis Obispo, CA
John Muir Medical Center - Walnut CreekWalnut Creek, CA
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical CenterWoodland Hills, CA
Mercy General HospitalSacramento, CA
Mercy Medical Center ReddingRedding, CA
Mercy San Juan Medical CenterCarmichael, CA
Peninsula Medical CenterBurlingame, CA
    including    Mills Health CenterSan Mateo, CA
Presbyterian Intercommunity HospitalWhittier, CA
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna HillsLaguna Hills, CA
    including    Saddleback Memorial Medical Center San ClementeSan Clemente, CA
San Antonio Community HospitalUpland, CA
Scripps Mercy HospitalSan Diego, CA
    including    Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula VistaChula Vista, CA
Sequoia HospitalRedwood City, CA
Sierra Nevada Memorial HospitalGrass Valley, CA
Sutter Auburn Faith HospitalAuburn, CA
Sutter Delta Medical CenterAntioch, CA
Sutter General HospitalSacramento, CA
    including    Sutter Memorial HospitalSacramento, CA
Sutter Roseville Medical CenterRoseville, CA
White Memorial Medical CenterLos Angeles, CA
Woodland HealthcareWoodland, CA


In the Bay Area, 6 Hospitals were in the top 5%.  

For other States, please follow this link.

Author
Dr. Rommel Hindocha, D.C. QME Dr. Rommel Hindocha, QME, is a licensed chiropractor and provides spine health and sports rehabilitation treatments to patients in the greater Burlingame, California, area. Dedicated to helping patients live pain-free lives, Dr. Hindocha continues to research and employ the latest proven treatment options for chronic and acute pain and is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

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