October 23, 2018
Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has been recognized as being among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for overall pulmonary services in 2019 and has also been recognized as being among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for cardiology services, stroke treatment, gastrointestinal services and general surgery in 2019 as well as for overall pulmonary services for three years in a row (2017-2019), according to Healthgrades, an independent hospital and physician quality and safety ratings organization.
These Healthgrades designations make CRMC one of the top-performing hospitals for clinical quality related to cardiology, gastrointestinal, general surgery, pulmonary and stroke services in Wyoming.
CRMC has also received the following Healthgrades specialty awards:
- Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2017-2019)
- 2019 Stroke Care Excellence Award™
- 2019 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™
- 2019 General Surgery Excellence Award™
According to Healthgrades, “hospitals receiving specialty excellence awards represent the top 10 percent of the nation’s full-service hospitals and provide consistent high-quality care in specific care areas, such as cardiac, orthopedic and critical care. Patients at award hospitals have fewer complications and are more likely to survive their hospital stay.”
In addition, Cheyenne Regional received 10 five-star clinical quality ratings from Healthgrades. A five-star rating indicates that clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated. The outcomes reflect in-hospital complications or in-hospital and 30-day post-admission mortality.
CRMC received five-star ratings for:
- Treatment of Heart Attack in 2019
- Treatment of Heart Failure for 5 Years in a Row (2015-2019)
- Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
- Treatment of Sepsis for 9 Years in a Row (2011-2019)
- Treatment of Pneumonia for 8 Years in a Row (2012-2019)
- Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 7 Years in a Row (2013-2019)
- Colorectal Surgeries for 3 Years in a Row (2017-2019)
- Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries in 2019
- Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2019
- Hip Fracture Treatment in 2019
These achievements were recently released online at www.healthgrades.com.
“These awards reflect the excellent clinical care provided to our patients by the physicians and employees at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center,” said Dr. Jeffrey Chapman, CRMC’s chief medical officer. “The awards also show that the quality of care extends throughout the hospital and across our various service areas. While we are excited to share these achievements, we also want our community to know that we are committed to not resting on our laurels. At Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, our goal is to provide both higher-quality and better value care each year.”
For this year’s analysis, Healthgrades reviewed more than 45 million Medicare patient claims records from approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Data evaluated was from 2015-2017.
Healthgrades evaluates 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.
Healthgrades also measures hospital performance for the most common in-hospital procedures and conditions and adjusts for risk factors that influence patient outcomes. These factors may include age, gender, specific procedure performed and conditions that take into account how sick patients are upon admission.
“Undergoing this kind of rigorous, independent analysis shows that our entire health system, from the board room to the bedside, is committed to achieving excellent clinical outcomes for our patients,” Dr. Chapman said. “We have also made a commitment of combining this quality focus with providing an ‘over-the-top’ experience to our patients. This dual focus supports our mission, which is to both inspire great health in our community and to care for patients as if they were part of our family.”