November 2, 2021
Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for 2022, according to Healthgrades, an online independent hospital and physician quality and safety ratings organization.
“Our interventional cardiologists and coronary intervention team have a depth and range of experience that can be difficult to come by, especially in a rural area such as ours,” said Tim Thornell, CRMC’s president and chief executive officer. “We are extremely fortunate to have a team like this at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, and I want to thank and recognize them for their unwavering focus on providing such a high level of cardiac and coronary care to our patients, our community and our region.”
Patients treated at hospitals receiving America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention award have, on average, a 46.6 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, according to Healthgrades.
CRMC is also among the top hospitals in the nation for the quality of its cardiology services, coronary interventional procedures, pulmonary services and gastrointestinal surgery, according to Healthgrades analysis. This includes the following:
- Named among the top 5 percent in the nation for cardiology services for two years in a row (2021-2022)
- Named among the top 5 percent in the nation for coronary interventional procedures in 2022
- Named among the top 10 percent in the nation for overall pulmonary services for six years in a row (2017-2022)
- Named among the top 10 percent in the nation for gastrointestinal surgery for four years in a row (2019-2022)
- Named among the top 10 percent in the nation for cardiology services for four years in a row (2019-2022)
- Named among the top 10 percent in the nation for coronary interventional procedures for two years in a row (2021-2022)
“To be among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for coronary intervention is an outstanding achievement for any hospital,” said Dr. Jeffrey Chapman, CRMC’s chief medical officer. “But for a hospital of our size to receive this recognition and to also be among the top five percent of hospitals in the nation for cardiology services and coronary interventional procedures and top 10 percent for pulmonary and gastrointestinal services shows that we are focused on providing the best possible outcomes for our patients. We are incredibly proud of everyone in our health system who has contributed to this achievement.”
Healthgrades has also recognized CRMC with the following specialty awards, based on CRMC’s overall clinical quality in these areas:
- Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for six years in a row (2017-2022)
- Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award for four years in a row (2019-2022)
- Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2021-2022)
“These three specialty awards mean that CRMC is one of the nation’s top-performing hospitals for clinical quality related to pulmonary care, gastrointestinal surgery and coronary interventions,” Thornell said. “Given the pandemic-related hardships and challenges that our providers and employees have been dealing with for the past 19 months, this is an extraordinary result.”
CRMC has also received eight five-star clinical quality ratings from Healthgrades. A five-star rating means that clinical outcomes are significantly better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.
CRMC received five-star ratings for:
- Treatment of Heart Failure for eight years in a row (2015-2022)
- Treatment of Heart Attack for four years in a row (2019-2022)
- Coronary Interventional Procedures for three years in a row (2020-2022)
- Pacemaker Procedures in 2022
- Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 10 years in a row (2013-2022)
- Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for three years in a row (2020-2022)
- Hip Fracture Treatment for four years in a row (2019-2022)
- Treatment of Pneumonia for 11 years in a row (2012-2022)
“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 Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades five-star rating demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients for those conditions and procedures.”
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated the performance of nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing clinical outcomes for 32 common procedures and conditions. Data was from 2017 to 2019 and included a review of approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient claims records.
Healthgrades assesses hospital quality for conditions and procedures based solely on clinical outcomes. No hospital can opt in or out of the analysis, and no hospital pays to be measured.