Only 10 of the State’s Hospitals So Honored
Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced that the Institution
has been named as one of Florida’s 10 “Best Value Hospitals”
according to Verras Healthcare International’s Medical Value Index™.
Verras, which was founded in 1983, provides analysis and services to hospitals
and practitioners that are designed to enhance quality and cost efficiency.
Their Clinical Variation Solution has earned the exclusive endorsement
of the American Hospital Association (AHA).
Using a unique and patented methodology, Verras compared hospitals in
Florida with 250+ beds and measured three years of trended medical outcomes
using six universally accepted metrics of quality and cost efficiency.
The information was garnered from three years of Center for Medicare and
Medicaid Services MedPAR data and included:
National Quality Measures – A composite score of 24 National Hospital Quality Measures and 10 Hospital
Assessment of Providers & Systems (HCAHPS) patient satisfaction survey results.
- Readmission Rates – A composite score of thirty-day readmission rates
for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia.
- Mortality – A composite score from the trend of nine risk-adjusted
mortality rates calculated for the top five Major Diagnostic Categories
(MDC’s) and three publicly reported thirty-day mortality rates.
- Morbidity – A score of a hospital’s morbidity (complications)
as judged by its length-of- stay for top Medicare diagnoses upon admission.
- Reduction In Variation – A hospital’s reduction in charge variation
in its top five clinical service areas.
- Resource Consumption – A hospital’s use of resources monitored
on charges based on its top five MDCs.
“Earning the ‘Best Value Hospital’ designation from Verras
is truly one of the most objective and credible accolades a hospital can
receive,” said Charles Posternack, MD, and Chief Medical Officer
at Boca Regional. “Their methodology and standing with the AHA makes
this honor very noteworthy. We are gratified that Boca Raton Regional
Hospital is recognized in such a meaningful way as one of the most effective
and efficient healthcare providers in the state of Florida.”
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, academic medical center (BRRH.com)
with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff.
The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease
and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health,
emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art
diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive
Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished
Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the 10th year in a row
and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012,
2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital
was also recognized for the third consecutive year in U.S. News &
World Report’s 2013–2014 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked
hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area.
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