Gulf Coast Medical Center was named among the 100 Best Hospitals for Prostatectomy in 2013, 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care for both 2012 and 2013 and was recognized as Florida's best hospital for Overall Pulmonary Care for 2013, according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an in-formed decision about a physician or hospital.
The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, evaluates how approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for nearly 30 of the most common conditions treated and procedures performed from 2009 through 2011.
Gulf Coast Medical Center has ranked among the top 10 in Florida and among the top 5 percent in the nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013).
The hospital has been the recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excel-lence Award and a Five-Star Recipient for Overall Pulmonary Services for the past 6 Years (2008-2013). It has ranked among the Top 10 in Florida and among the top 5 percent in the nation for Prostatectomy and received the Healthgrades Prostatectomy Excellence Award for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013). It ranked among the top 10 in Florida for Critical Care in 2013.
Gulf Coast Medical Center ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation, and is a Five-Star Recipient, for Maternity Care. The hospital received the Health-grades Maternity Care Excellence Award for 2012.
Gulf Coast Medical Center is also recognized as a Five-Star Recipient for the treatment of: Respiratory Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013); Pancreatitis for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013); Stroke for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013); Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 6 Years (2008-2013); Pneumonia for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013); Heart Failure for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013); Pulmonary Embolism for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013); and Prostatectomy for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed from 2009 through 2011 at approximately 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide.
Additionally, a total of 183,534 in-hospital complications could have been avoided if all hospitals performed at a 5-star level.
More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.LeeMemorial.org.