Excela Health and its Hospitals Ranked Among the Best
Excela Health and its member hospitals have been ranked among the best in 2017 by CareChex®, an information service of Quantros, Inc., the most comprehensive resource for ranking hospital quality and patient safety. CareChex® provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers, and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex® provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care, and patient experiences. For access to provider quality ratings, visit www.CareChex.com.
Excela Health hospitals -- Frick Hospital in Mount Pleasant, Pa., Latrobe Hospital in Latrobe, Pa., and Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, Pa. -- are ranked in the Top 10% in the nation for patient safety in overall hospital care in 2017 by CareChex®.
More specifically, CareChex® evaluates a health system's performance on 12 indicators representing avoidable patient safety events such as post-operative hip fracture, post-operative hemorrhage and post-operative respiratory failure, meaning that your care at Excela Health rates highly in patient safety after careful analysis by national health care and physician groups.
Excela Health is ranked in the Top 10% in the nation in 2017 for medical excellence in heart attack treatment. Medical excellence is measured by a composite performance across six areas of quality: process of care, mortality, complications, inpatient quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction. Of the hospitals and health systems across the country, Excela Health ranked among the top, meaning that, if you have a heart attack, you can feel confident you are receiving not only the care you need, but care that rivals any in the region and nation.
Excela Health is among the Top 10% in the nation in 2017 for patient safety in cancer care. Excela Health is committed to safe, effective, compassionate and patient-centered cancer care and is accredited as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. As part of this accredited program at our Latrobe Hospital campus, data is submitted annually to the National Cancer Database, a program of the Commission on Cancer and the American Cancer Society. This high ranking assures our patients that their care and safety meets the highest standards and have been measured against 12 patient safety indicators such as post-operative hemorrhage and post-operative respiratory failure, among others.
Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital is ranked #1 in market for medical excellence in bariatric surgery in 2017. Excela's bariatric program has the highest national ranking among the hospitals in our market, one that includes western Pennsylvania and parts of West Virginia. Our bariatric patients can be assured that our bariatric surgical program has met and exceeded quality standards that includes process of care, mortality, complications, inpatient quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction above and beyond other hospitals/health systems in the designated geographic region. Excela's bariatric surgery program is an Accredited Center - Quality Program by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
In addition to the rankings listed above, other services and programs also earned national, state and regional rankings.
- Ranked in the top 10% in the North East (a nine-state region) for patient safety in General Surgery in 2017.
Excela Health Frick Hospital
- Ranked in the top 10% in the nation for patient safety in General Surgery in 2017.
Excela Health Latrobe Hospital
Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital
U.S. News & World Report Top Rankings for Excela Health Hospitals
Excela Health and its hospitals once again have received recognition for clinical expertise and high quality patient care by U.S. News & World Report as top performing hospitals 2016 to 2017. Having reviewed hospitals for the past 27 years, U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide, helping to guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. To determine the rankings for Best Hospitals, objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, and adequacy of the nursing staff, among others, are used.
In addition to national rankings, hospitals were also ranked regionally within states and major metro areas. Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in North Carolina. The rankings are published in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2017" guidebook. For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.
Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital has been recognized in four types of care, designating outstanding performance, patient outcomes and patient safety. It was also noted that Westmoreland Hospital earned this high performance rating in hip and knee replacement that is significantly better than the national average. Cited as a "High Performing Hospital," Westmoreland Hospital is recognized for care that includes: Heart Failure, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Excela Health Frick Hospital has been recognized as a "High Performing Hospital" for the treatment of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Heart Failure. Hospitals cited for outstanding care and quality in heart failure treatment were evaluated on positive patient outcomes, nursing care and number of cases, among other aspects of heart failure care.
Excela Health Latrobe Hospital was recognized as a "High Performing Hospital" for the treatment of Heart Failure. The recognition was one that was evaluated on positive patient outcomes, nursing care and number of cases, among other aspects of heart failure treatment.
Accreditations and Licensures
The Excela Health Bariatric Surgery Program has achieved National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) meeting the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care, making us an MBSAQIP-Accredited Center - Comprehensive. The MBSAQIP® is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. The standards ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, that improves patient outcomes and long-term success.
The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) program again continues its accreditation to Excela Health’s cardiac catheterization laboratory and angioplasty/stenting program. ACE accreditation recognizes the commitment of clinicians and staff to quality assurance, peer review, and the use of evidence-based guidelines. Excela Health is the first health system in Pennsylvania and only the fifth in the nation to receive it. According to Bonnie Weiner, MD, MSEC, MBV, FSCAI, chief medical officer and chair of ACE’s board of directors and director of interventional cardiology research at St. Vincent Hospital, Worchester Medical Center, Worchester, Mass., “By seeking ACE cardiac catheterization accreditation, Excela Health has shown that it has an uncompromising commitment to provide safe, high quality care. The willingness to be evaluated against nationally accepted gold standard practices demonstrates a desire to meet the highest quality standards set by the experts in cardiac and endovascular care.” ACE is sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention and the American College of Cardiology Foundation, the two leading professional cardiovascular organizations jointly representing more than 40,000 practitioners.
Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has once again granted a three-year accreditation to the cancer program at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. To earn this accreditation, one must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient care.