West Hills Hospital
October 28, 2020

West Hills Hospital has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery for 2 years in a row (2020 – 2021), according to a national Healthgrades study. West Hills was also recognized for excellence in a variety of other areas including Cardiac, Orthopedics and Critical Care outcomes according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. 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 16 states.

This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,785 lives could potentially have been saved and complications in 148,681 patients could potentially have been avoided.*

Specifically, West Hills Hospital is recognized for the following:

Orthopedics

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery for 2 Years in a row (2020-2021)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 2 years in a row (2020 – 2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 4 years in a row (2018 – 2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Surgery for 2 years in a row (2020 – 2021) Cardiac
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 years in a row (2020-2021) Critical Care
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies in 2021

“Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades 5-star rating for patient safety, demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients.”

“West Hills Hospital is proud of our hospital’s Healthgrades awards for high quality, patient-focused care, “ said Donald David, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “These awards exemplify our ongoing commitment to delivering top-notch care to the West Hills community from our exceptional care teams.”

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 16 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). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found here