Ogden, UT - Ogden Regional Medical Center is 5-star rated for Heart Attack treatment outcomes according to a national report released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital leaders. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and additional analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states.

Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. From 2016-2018, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 220,019 lives could potentially have been saved and 149,403 complications could potentially have been avoided.* A 5-star rating indicates that Ogden Regional's clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

"I am exceptionally proud of our team for receiving this recognition." Says Mark Adams, chief executive officer at Ogden Regional Medical Center. "This is very meaningful to our hospital but it's even more meaningful because it's a tremendous benefit to the members of our community. This recognition demonstrates that our hospital can ensure excellent care when it comes to such a critical life-saving moment as a heart attack. We certainly wish that no one would ever find themselves in such serious condition, but we also realize that for many reasons, heart attacks happen, and it is wonderful to know that we are prepared to provide our patients with the best treatment and outcomes possible. We are truly living up to our mission of providing healing, hope and comfort to all we serve."

"Consumers have many choices when it comes to choosing a hospital where to receive care and the choice can be a matter of life and death," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Health grades. "The hospitals that have been recognized as 5-star rated for specific procedures and conditions stand out above the rest for the ongoing dedication and commitment to providing exceptional care to their patients."

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital's quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. View the full list of Specialty Excellence Award recipients here. Read the complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.