Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in Northern California was recently recognized for excellence.
The 33rd annual US News & World Report study named hospitals “high performers” for stroke and pneumonia care.
The top performers are based on ratings from more than 4,500 US medical centers and represent the top 20% of hospitals nationwide.
Among the study results, seven Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California are ranked among the top 50 hospitals in California and Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Hospital is among the nation’s top 30 hospitals for rehabilitation out of more than 4,500 hospitals rated. .
“Kaiser Permanente Hospitals of Northern California is once again recognized as one of the best in the nation, a testament to the dedication and commitment to quality, safety, and clinical excellence of our dedicated care teams,” said Carrie Owen Plietz, FACHE, president of Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region, in a statement. “During this critical time in health care, we are proud to focus on delivering the high quality care our members and patients deserve.
Richard S. Isaacs, MD, FACS, chief executive officer and executive director of The Permanente Medical Group, agreed.
“Our doctors, nurses and staff continue to provide exceptional clinical care that has a positive and often life-changing impact on the lives of our members and patients,” he said. “We are committed to improving the health of our patients and our communities through our clinical excellence and our constant focus on delivering high quality clinical outcomes.
Kaiser’s NorCal Hospitals have also been recognized by the American Heart Association for meeting specific quality measures when treating stroke patients.
The hospitals, including those in Vacaville and Vallejo, received the “Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award” and the “Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award”.
“Our clinicians and staff at Kaiser Permanente work together to provide excellent patient care outcomes with a focus on prevention and use evidence-based treatment protocols to provide the right care to our patients with stroke as quickly as possible,” Plietz said. “We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to providing high quality care to our stroke patients to give them the best chance of a full recovery.”
To qualify for this award, hospitals had to meet specific quality measures for diagnosing and treating stroke patients at a defined level for a designated period of time.
These measures include assessing the appropriate use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the latest evidence-based guidelines to speed recovery and reduce death and disability of stroke patients. of stroke. Prior to discharge, stroke patients were also required to receive education on managing their health and scheduling a follow-up visit, as well as other care transition interventions.
“This recognition is a testament to the commitment of our physicians and clinicians, who continue to be at the forefront of delivering innovative care and highly effective treatments to our stroke patients,” said Isaacs.