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Leapfrog and HealthGrades recognize OSUMC quality
The Ohio State University Medical Center received two more national recognitions—from Leapfrog Group and HealthGrades. Ohio State ranked in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationally by HealthGrades, which examined outcomes of 40 million patients on Medicare who were hospitalized between 2006 and 2008. Hospitals that received this honor have a 29-percent lower mortality rate and a 9-percent lower complication rate than the national average for 26 different procedures and diagnoses, including heart failure, stroke and hip replacement.
Leapfrog Group, a healthcare quality improvement organization created by some of the nation’s largest employers, named Ohio State’s University Hospital and the Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute among the safest and most effective hospitals in the country. Only 45 hospitals nationally made the list; no other Ohio hospital did.
“Hospitals involved in the Leapfrog project are challenging themselves to achieve higher standards for safe and efficient medical care,” says Steven G. Gabbe, MD, CEO of the Medical Center. “The work we’re doing here at Ohio State is improving the quality and reducing the cost of medical care to consumers and businesses.”
Bariatric surgery program redesignated Center of Excellence
Patients seeking surgical weight-loss options will find the best care possible with Ohio State’s Bariatric Surgery Program, which has been redesignated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This designation recognizes surgical programs with the best outcomes in bariatric surgery. Ohio State received a three-year designation, the longest term possible, which is reserved for centers that not only meet but exceed the requirements for full approval.
Click here to register for a free bariatric surgery information session hosted by The Ohio State University Medical Center’s Bariatric Surgery Program.
Behind the Screens
Breast imaging centers receive special accreditation
JamesCare Comprehensive Breast Health Services in Dublin, The Babe Zaharias Center at the OSUCCC-James, JamesCare at Macy’s Easton Town Center and JamesCare Mobile Mammography have been designated Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary programs, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program. These facilities have achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
For a list of JamesCare’s five central Ohio testing locations and mobile testing van’s route, click here.
The Ohio State University Medical Center is committed to helping the residents of central Ohio above and beyond the health care we provide. We do that through charity care and unreimbursed Medicaid, community health partnerships, funding to train future healthcare professionals, subsidized health services, research and sponsorships and in-kind contributions to community events.
In the year ending June 30, 2009, the Medical Center’s community benefits totaled nearly $164 million.