Heritage Valley Sewickley Named America’s 100 Best for Spine Surgery

Heritage Valley Sewickley is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.  

The achievement is part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates the importance of hospital quality to both hospital leaders and consumers. Additionally, from 2016 through 2018, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award have, on average, a 41.7 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*  

“Heritage Valley Health System is proud to have Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital recognized as one of the nation’s 100 best in spine surgery,” said Norm Mitry, President and CEO, Heritage Valley Health System. “The surgeons, physicians and clinical staff at Sewickley are dedicated to providing the highest level of care. It is their expertise and commitment to excellence that led to this distinction.”  

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 outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states.  

“As consumers navigate their health, it is important to consider a number of factors, including hospital quality, before deciding where to access care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Healthgrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery recognizes those hospitals that have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes over time and we applaud their efforts and achievement.”    

Heritage Valley Sewickley was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Distinction in Total Knee Replacement for 10 years in a row (2011-2020)
  • Five-Star Distinction in Spinal Fusion Surgery in 2020
  • Five-Star Distinction for Treatment of Stroke in 2020
  • Five-Star Distinction for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2020  

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 AwardTM recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.

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About Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System is a $535 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 4,100 employees and more than 630 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its three hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley, Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Kennedy; in 55 physician offices; and more than 21 community satellite facilities.  For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.  

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