Stroke Quality Measures
Awards & Achievements
Healthgrades has announced that Kaweah Delta Health Care District has achieved
five stars for its performance in stroke care. The achievement is part
of Healthgrades annual evaluation of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide
for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
Healthgrades is an online resource designed to help consumers make informed
decisions to find the right doctor, the right hospital for the right care.
The achievement is part of new findings and data released by Healthgrades
and is featured in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation.
According to Healthgrades, the new report demonstrates how clinical performance
continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.
This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For
example, from 2013-2015, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly
to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 223,412 lives could
potentially have been saved and 162,215 complications could potentially
have been avoided.* A 5-star rating indicates that NHRMC’s clinical
outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating
the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
Additionally, from 2013-2015, patients treated for stroke in hospitals
with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality have, on average a 62 percent lower
risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star for in-hospital
mortality.* Similarly, patients treated for stroke in hospitals with 5-star
for in-hospital mortality have, on average a 53.5 percent lower risk of
dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star for in-hospital
The complete Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation and detailed study
methodology, can be found at
Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
In May of 2017, Kaweah Delta Health Care District received the American
Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke
Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s
commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate
treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines
based on the latest scientific evidence.