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Marin General Hospital Distinguished for Excellence in Patient Care, Clinical Outcomes and Fostering Outstanding Employee Health in 2015

One of America’s “Distinguished Hospitals” ends year on high note with a number of honors

GREENBRAE, CA — Marin General Hospital is bringing 2015 to a close on a high note, garnering praise and recognition for exceptional patient and employee care as well as superiority in clinical excellence. In the latter half of 2015, Marin General Hospital received prestigious recognition from such esteemed organizations as Healthgrades, the Leapfrog Group, The Joint Commission, BETA Healthcare Group and the North Bay Business Journal.

“2015 has been an incredible year for Marin General Hospital, its patients and staff,” said Lee Domanico, Chief Executive Officer for Marin General Hospital. “The numerous awards and recognition received is an acknowledgement of the high level of professionalism, quality care, and patient-centric approach our staff is deeply committed to.”

In January of 2015, Marin General Hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades, a leading online resource for consumers to locate doctors and hospitals. This was the second year in a row that Marin General Hospital received this prestigious recognition as just one of 260 hospitals nationwide selected, placing them in the top 5% of all hospitals in the US.

In October of 2015, Marin General Hospital received a host of additional honors from Healthgrades including being selected as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™. Marin General Hospital was one of only 100 hospitals in the country to be awarded this honor after an evaluation of nearly 4,500 hospitals.

Other acknowledgements from Healthgrades bestowed in October of 2015 — as well as the number of times Marin General Hospital has received the very same recognition — include:

Cardiac Care

  • Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ (third year in a row)
  • Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ (third year in a row)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services (third year in a row)
  • Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (second year in a row)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery (second year in a row)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery (third year in a row)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures (fourth year in a row)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack (fourth year in a row)

Neurosciences

  • Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (third year in a row)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke (third year in a row)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke (fourth year in a row)

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 Critical Care Excellence Award™
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2016
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis (fourth year in a row)
  • Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ (third year in a row)
  • Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ (third year in a row)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services (third year in a row)
  • Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (second year in a row)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery (second year in a row)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery (third year in a row)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures (fourth year in a row)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack (fourth year in a row)

Pulmonary

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia (fifth year in a row)

Prostate Surgery

  • Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery (second year in a row)

Gastrointestinal

  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2016
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed (second year in a row)

Also in October, the Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog organization that rates how well hospitals protect patients from medical errors, awarded Marin General Hospital with an “A” grade for safety. The Leapfrog Group panel uses twenty eight measures to rate the organizations and is peer reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety. This is the third consecutive period that Marin General has received an “A” grade.

On November 17, Marin General Hospital was recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

To be a Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria including:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

In November of 2015, Marin General’s Emergency Department (ED) was honored by the BETA Healthcare Group, the largest writer of hospital professional liability coverage in the state of California, for their efforts to enhance patient safety by demonstrating compliance with BETA’s Quest for Zero: Excellence in Emergency Department patient safety initiative. The award was presented at BETA’s annual High Risk, High Reliability Symposium in San Diego on November 19 and 20. Marin General earned this award twice previously in 2013 and 2014.

Also in November, Marin General Hospital was named one of the North Bay Business Journal’s 2015 Healthiest Companies. The award honors the healthiest companies in the North Bay after analyzing nominations, company survey input, and extensive review. Companies were honored at the North Bay Business Journal’s 2015 Health Care Conference in Santa Rosa on November 20, 2015.

According to the North Bay Business Journal, “the awards highlight successful wellness programs by employers and organizations, which can help offset employer health care costs and improve employee morale and productivity. Such efforts can also help employers retain and recruit employees. This year’s recipients were selected using criteria established by and done in conjunction with the Northern California Center for Well Being, a Santa Rosa-based nonprofit that focuses on wellness matters for employers and the general population as a means of lowering health care costs.” Marin General was one of just 20 healthiest companies selected in the North Bay.

“I am extremely proud of the honors bestowed on the incredible staff of Marin General Hospital, their impeccable talents and commitment to patients,” said Lee Domanico, Chief Executive Officer for Marin General. “I look forward to continuing this trend of excellence into 2016 and making Marin General Hospital a benchmark for the very finest treatment and patient-centric care in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
 

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