Henrico Doctors' Hospital November 20, 2017

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Achieves Healthgrades 2018 Stroke Care Excellence Award TM and named a 2018 Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack, Heart Failure and Stroke

Richmond, VA (Nov. 20, 2017) – Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for cardiology services and treatment of stroke. Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

“We are honored by our recognition and achievements, which reflect our goal of providing the highest level of care to our patients,” said Will Wagnon, chief executive officer of Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals. “We have an outstanding team of physicians, nurses and I want to commend our team for their dedication and commitment to our hospital and more importantly, to our patients and their families.”

The Heart Center at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital has been recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac services. Providing the most advanced techniques and technologies, the experts at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital perform cardiac surgical procedures that include minimally invasive valve surgery, aortic valve replacement, mitral valve replacement, and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).

“Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is recognized for pioneering some of the nation’s most innovative cardiac procedures, including the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure that allows our patients to recover quickly, with little to no pain or scarring,” said Dr. Anthony Spensieri, chief medical officer at Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals.

“Our cardiologists and cardiac surgeons continue to collaborate with one another to develop the latest techniques and procedures, which directly contribute to the superior outcomes and results in treating heart disease, heart failure, and heart attack. We are extremely proud to be recognized for our continued excellence in cardiovascular care.”

In addition to the facility’s cardiology achievements, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital has also been nationally recognized for its award winning neurology program. Certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital has been named a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 15 years in a row.

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital’s achievements are part of findings released by Healthgrades and are featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

“Consumers place high value on information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved recognition for their quality outcomes prove their commitment to their patients and their community at large.”

Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals received 27 total 2018 Healthgrades clinical achievements, which include the following for the Henrico Doctors’ Forest Campus: Named Among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Cardiology Services TM, Stroke Care Excellence Award TM, Named Among Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke TM, Five-Star-Recipient for Treatment of Stroke TM for 15 years in a row, Five-Star Recipient of Heart Attack TM for two years in a row, Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure TM, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries TM, Prostate Surgery Excellence Award TM, Named Among the Top five Percent in the Nation for Prostate Surgery TM, Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery TM for two years in a row, Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia TM for 2 Years in a Row, Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery TM, Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis TM for 5 years in a Row, Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism TM, and Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure TM for 11 Years in a Row.

*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 evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 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. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

About HCA Virginia

As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals, 29 outpatient centers, five freestanding emergency rooms, and two urgent care centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $251.6 million in uncompensated care and pays $82.3 million in state and local taxes each year. HCA Virginia includes five imaging centers, three outpatient surgery centers, four freestanding emergency rooms, and seven hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’, and Spotsylvania Regional.