Allied Anesthesia Contributes to Three-Star Rating at St. Joseph Hospital

Posted on 12/21/12 by Allied Anesthesia

The physicians at Allied Anesthesia are proud to be part of a team of surgeons, nurses, perfusionists and support staff at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, who received a three-star rating (the highest rating) from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

The rating was based on the outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting cases from July 1, 2011 through June 30th, 2012.

This recent rating placed the hospital among the top 10 to 15 percent of adult cardiac surgery centers for the third year in a row.

Scores were based on a combination of 11 measures of quality divided into four domains, starting with risk-adjusted mortality based on the condition of the patients prior to surgery. Another factor of the rating is the percentage of patients who are discharged without serious complications such as stroke, infection or kidney failure.

The score also considers the percentage of procedures that involve using an internal mammary artery for bypass grafting. The final domain is how often all four primary peri-operative medications are prescribed. Each participant receives a score for each of the four domains, an overall composite score and a star ranking.

Dr. Paul Yost explained, “The physicians of Allied Anesthesia are extremely proud and humble to be an integral part of the award winning St. Joseph Hospital of Orange cardiac surgery program.”

It is an honor to work with the gifted staff at St. Joseph Hospital and provide the proper care to our valued patients.

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