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Alvarado Hospital recognized for superior outcomes in coronary interventional procedures.

Alvarado Hospital is among the top 10 percent in the nation for coronary interventional procedures according to new research by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and all-payer data from 16 states for bariatrics and appendectomy procedures.*

Alvarado Hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 46 hospitals in 14 states. This year, Prime hospitals received a combined 295 awards from Healthgrades including 5-Star designations, Specialty Excellence Awards, and America’s 100 Best By Specialty.

Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize hospitals with superior performance in specific specialty lines and specialty focus areas. From 2017-2019, patients treated at hospitals that have received the Coronary Intervention Specialty Excellence Award have, on average, a 45.5% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that have not received that award.*

“The importance of hospital quality is top of mind for consumers, as they are becoming more aware of the differences of care provided by different hospitals. Consumers can feel confident knowing that hospitals that are recognized for their performance in coronary interventional procedures provide high-quality care and superior outcomes,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.

“Needless to say, this is a great honor,” said Alvarado Hospital CEO Robin Gomez. “And more importantly, it reflects on the diligence and pride the men and women of Alvarado take in their work.”

Alvarado Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:
• Healthgrades 2021 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award
• Healthgrades 2021 Five-star Award for Coronary interventional procedures
• Healthgrades 2021 Five-star Award for Pacemaker Procedures
• Healthgrades 2021 Five-star Award for Treatment of Stroke
• Healthgrades 2021 Five-star Award for Treatment of Pneumonia
• Healthgrades 2021 Five-star Award for Gallbladder Removal Surgery
• Healthgrades 2021 Five-star Award for Treatment of Sepsis

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 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 16 states. 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). View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.