October 24, 2018

Overlake named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement in 2019 by Healthgrades | Oct. 24, 2018

Bellevue, Wash. – (October 24, 2018) – Overlake Medical Center announced today it has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement in 2019. In addition, Overlake was also the only hospital in Washington to achieve Excellence or Top 5% in the Nation awards for Bariatric Surgery and Gynecologic Surgery by Healthgrades.  Overlake achieved additional Specialty Excellence Awards in Cranial Neurosurgery, Pulmonary Care and Stroke Care.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide. Hospital performance is assessed in 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Healthgrades’ online resources offer consumers impartial data upon which to base their health care decisions.

“To receive distinctions in all of these specialties reflects the dedication and engagement of the entire Overlake team,” said Overlake Chief Medical Officer David Knoepfler, MD.  “We work hard every day to deliver the safest and highest quality care.  Healthcare delivery is a team sport and every member of the team, whether they are at the bedside or a support role, is vital in meeting our commitment to our patients and community.”

Overlake being named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for total joint replacement, which includes hip and knee replacements, validates its highly choreographed, team-based efforts in the highly complex joint replacement process.  “The singular focus of our clinicians and support staff is getting our patients back to their desired activities and improved functional status,” said total joint surgeon and Overlake Chief of Medical Staff Thomas Stoll, MD.  “This reinforces our ongoing efforts to optimize infection prevention, customize rehabilitation, manage other medical issues around the time of surgery while also committing to patient education.”

Additionally, Overlake achieved Five-Star ratings from Healthgrades in the following cohorts:

  • Coronary Bypass Surgery (2019)
  • Peripheral Vascular Bypass for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
  • Cranial Neurosurgery (2019)
  • Treatment of Stroke for 5 Years in a Row (2015-2019)
  • Treatment of Sepsis (2019)
  • Total Hip Replacement for 8 Years in a Row (2012-2019)
  • Total Knee Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2016-2019)
  • Treatment of Pneumonia for 3 Years in a Row (2017-2019)
  • Treatment of Bowel Obstruction (2019)
  • Treatment of Gastrointestinal Bleed for 5 Years in a Row (2015-2019)
  • Bariatric Surgery for 5 Years in a Row (2015-2019)

Healthgrades’ complete 2019 report and methodology can be found at healthgrades.com/quality.

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