Cheyenne Regional Medical Center today announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™.
The distinction places Cheyenne Regional in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
Cheyenne Regional is the only hospital in Wyoming to receive this award.
“Caring for others is a calling, and not always an easy one. But I’ve witnessed firsthand how much the people who work at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center genuinely care for our patients and one another,” said Jean Halpern, MD, president of the Cheyenne Regional Health System’s board of trustees. “This recognition is a reflection of that caring and also the focus on quality that I see taking place here at Cheyenne Regional each and every day. On behalf of the leaders and trustees at Cheyenne Regional, I want to thank and congratulate our providers and our entire workforce for this much-deserved recognition.”
Every year Healthgrades analyzes three years of Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data to produce a detailed report on mortality and complication rates in America’s hospitals. For the 2019 report, approximately 45 million patient records were analyzed, assessing hospital performance relative to 32 common conditions and procedures.
During the 2019 study period, which included a review of data from 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals achieving this award had, on average, a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.*
According to Healthgrades, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award, 168,165 lives could potentially have been saved.
Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award also stand out for their overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care, said Dr. Jeffrey Chapman, Cheyenne Regional’s chief medical officer.
According to Healthgrades, this select group of hospitals shows superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures, as measured by objective performance data that considered risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications from 2015 through 2017.
“Consumers have several hospitals to choose from, so it’s important they understand which hospitals achieve the best clinical outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award are setting the bar in patient care.”
Cheyenne Regional was also recently recognized by Healthgrades for being among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for overall pulmonary services in 2019 and for being among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for cardiology services, stroke treatment, gastrointestinal services and general surgery in 2019 as well as for overall pulmonary services for three years in a row (2017-2019).
“Being selected as one of the Best 250 Hospitals in America is an amazing accomplishment,” Dr. Chapman said. “I want to thank all our providers and the entire workforce at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for their day-to-day focus on providing great care and a great experience for our patients. This recognition is something that everyone who works here should be extremely proud of and is something our community can take great pride in.”
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.