For Immediate Release
October 31, 2018
Contact: Kaitlynn Riley
Coordinator, Marketing and Business Development
National Study Finds Garden City Hospital in
Top 10 percent in Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services
Garden City, MI, October 31, 2018 – Orthopedic Surgery at Garden
City Hospital is among the top 10 percent in the nation, according to
a national study by
Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians
and hospitals. Garden City Hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare, one
of the top health systems in the United States for clinical quality.
Garden City Hospital is the only hospital in Detroit (Detroit defined by
the CBSA) and Wayne County to achieve the Healthgrades 2019 Orthopedic
Surgery Excellence Award™.
From 2015-2017, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Orthopedic
Surgery Specialty Excellence Award have, on average: 37.9% lower risk
of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were
treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. * “With so
many choices for care, consumers often find that their health journey
can be difficult to navigate,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical
Officer at Healthgrades. “Information about hospital quality is
helpful as they make decisions for their health, and Garden City Hospital
has distinguished itself as an exceptional organization for orthopedic
“This achievement is significant for our patients, their families
and the community our hospital serves. When it comes to bone and joint
conditions, we are committed to getting people back to what they do and
love. This is why we have placed an emphasis on our orthopedic services,”
said Saju George, CEO of Prime Healthcare Michigan Region. “We congratulate
our orthopedic surgeons, physicians, rehabilitation specialists and entire
team of healthcare professionals for their hard work and dedication in
making this recognition possible. We are honored to receive this award.
Garden City Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:
- Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures for two years in a row (2018-2019)
- Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for two years in a row (2018-2019)
- Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for seven years in
a row (2013-2019)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis in 2019
- Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for
three years in a row (2016-2019)
- Named among the top five percent in the nation for Patient Safety for three
years in a row (2016-2018)
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare
inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide
to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures,
and evaluated comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery
using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.
Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific
performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality.
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)
categories. The complete
Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at
About Garden City Hospital:
Garden City Hospital is a 176-bed community hospital with a full range
of services and off-site locations. GCH has provided over 70 years of
caring to the residents of western Wayne County, Michigan. For the past
three years, the hospital has been ranked nationally for clinical excellence
with a 5-Star Overall Quality Award ™ from Healthgrades and has
been awarded separate Five Star Awards for 2019 for pacemaker procedures,
hip fracture treatment, gallbladder removal surgery and treatment of sepsis
from Healthgrades and is a Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Michigan Blue Distinction
Center for Hip & Knee Replacement and Maternity Care. The ER at GCH
is a Trauma III designation. GCH has earned HFAP certification as a primary
stroke center and Gold Plus standing from the American Heart Association.
Learn more at www.gch.org.
About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation:
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 45 acute-care
hospitals providing nearly 44,000 jobs in 14 states. Fifteen of the hospitals
are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity.
Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the country,
Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare.
Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized as among the “100
Top Hospitals” in the nation 42 times and among the “15 Top
Health Systems” three times, and Prime is the only "10 Top
Health System" west of the Mississippi. For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com.