HealthGrades names Southeastern Regional Medical Center #1 in North Carolina for Cardiology Services; #2 for Overall Cardiac Services
Lumberton, NC. (Oct. 18, 2011) – A report released today by HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, named Southeastern Regional Medical Center #1 in North Carolina for Cardiology Services; #2 for Overall Cardiac Services.
Southeastern was also named Among Best in Nation: 5-Star Rated in 12 Procedure and Diagnoses. Choosing a hospital can be a life or death decision. The HealthGrades report found that patients treated at 5-star rated hospitals experience a 73 percent lower risk of mortality and a 63 percent lower risk of complications compared to 1-star rated hospitals.
“Southeastern Regional Medical Center is committed to providing our patients with excellent health care in a quality, compassionate and efficient manner,” said SRMC President/CEO Joann Anderson. “These ratings demonstrate that we value our patients and work hard to provide them with high quality health care.”
“Patients today have a wide array of options when it comes to choosing a healthcare provider,” said Kerry Hicks, HealthGrades chief executive officer. “At HealthGrades, we are proud to have led the way for empowering patient choice based on objective clinical outcomes and access to actionable quality measures. We commend Southeastern Regional Medical Center for its superior quality and support of consumerism and transparency in the southeast region of North Carolina.”
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About Southeastern Regional Medical Center
Southeastern Regional Medical Center, a non-profit organization, is the recipient of the 2010/2011 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and is accredited by The Joint Commission. The medical center is licensed for 452 beds and offers a combination of acute care, intensive care and psychiatric services to more than 14,000 inpatients and 78,000 emergency patients annually. The Medical Center is a comprehensive health care system which offers a wide array of health care services through its affiliated divisions.
HealthGrades is America's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. HealthGrades online properties are the nation's leading destination for physician search and empower more than 170 million consumers annually to make informed healthcare decisions.
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