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Foothill Regional Medical Center Achieves 5-Star Rating in Hip Fracture Treatment for Third Year in a Row


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Foothill Regional Medical Center is 5-star rated for Hip Fracture Treatment outcomes  in 2021, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data. This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition.

“Our dedicated orthopedic surgeons, nurses and support staff have worked together to deliver nationally recognized orthopedic care,” said hospital CEO Araceli Lonergan. “This national recognition of the quality of care provides comfort to our patients and surrounding communities.”

From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,785 lives could potentially have been saved and complications in 148,681 patients could potentially have been avoided.*

  • From 2017-2019, patients having Hip Fracture Repair in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average: 47.7% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*

“Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, Healthgrades’ chief medical officer. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades 5-star rating for Hip Fracture Treatment demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients.” 

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures. 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). To read more, visit 2021 Report to the Nation.