Published on March 09, 2012

Genesis Wins Several Quality Awards

Genesis HealthCare System has been awarded several national and state awards for clinical quality and patient safety by The Delta Group, a leading health care information services and consulting company. The awards are the results of The Delta Group’s CareChex® Medical Quality Rating System, which was designed to assist hospitals in improving the quality of inpatient care and promoting medical excellence.

CareChex® awarded Genesis the National Medical Excellence Award for Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care and Overall Surgical Care, which means Genesis rated in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the national database. Genesis also received the State Medical Excellence Award for Overall Surgical Care, which means we rated in the top 10 % in the hospitals in Ohio.

Other Medical Excellence Awards Genesis received are:

  • Top 100 and top 10% for coronary bypass surgery, both at the national level
  • Top 10% at the national level for heart attack treatment
  • Top 10% at the national level for orthopedic care
  • Top 10% at the national level for pulmonary care
  • Top 10% at both the national and state level for spinal surgery

Genesis also received the following Patient Safety Awards:

  • Top 10% at both the national and state level for cancer care
  • Top 10% at the national level for gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Top 10% at both the national and state level for heart failure treatment
  • Top 100 and top 10% at the national level and top 10% at the state level for neurological care
  • Top 10% at both the national and state level for pneumonia care
  • Top 10% at the state level for spinal surgery

“Our mission is to provide compassionate, quality health care and we’re excited The Delta Group recognized Genesis as a leader – at both the national and state level – in quality and patient safety,” said Gina Pennington, Genesis’ Chief Quality Officer. “The awards represent the hard work and dedication by our physicians and staff to provide the highest quality care to our patients.”

Relying on both public and proprietary measures of performance, CareChex® compares the quality of hospital and physician care to national, state, and local standards using a variety of process, outcome and patient satisfaction measures to assign a composite quality score and rating. CareChex® incorporates six peer-reviewed methodologies which specifically address key components of the quality of inpatient care. These methods encompass the following quality measures:

  • Core Process Measures 
  • Patient Safety Indicators
  • Inpatient Quality Indicators
  • Mortality Rates
  • Complication Rates
  • Patient Satisfaction Measures

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated health care delivery system based in Zanesville, Ohio. The system includes a not-for-profit hospital that operates at two Zanesville sites – Genesis-Bethesda and Genesis-Good Samaritan, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region.  

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