Alta Bates Summit—Better Than Expected Cardiac Outcomes

Posted on Apr 24, 2012

Today, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center was recognized as the only hospital in the Bay Area to achieve better than expected outcomes for postoperative stroke following cardiac surgery (CABG–Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery).

The report from the Office of Statewide Health Planning (OSHPD) has released the California Report on Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery acknowledging Alta Bates Summit for “better” than expected performance ratings for postoperative stroke.

As one of the largest programs in the state, Alta Bates Summit once again is the only Bay Area hospital to achieve this recognition.

Junaid Khan, M.D., director of cardiovascular services at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in the San Francisco East Bay Area

Junaid Khan, M.D., director of cardiovascular services at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

The OSHPD CABG report compares data on three outcomes measures—operative mortality, readmission and postoperative stroke—that are risk-adjusted to help hospitals, physicians, patients and payers evaluate hospital performance.

“We’re extremely proud of our entire team of experienced physicians, nurses, technicians, anesthesiologists, technicians and other staff,” said cardiothoracic surgeon Junaid Khan, M.D., director of cardiovascular services at Alta Bates Summit. “Working together from admission through surgery and discharge, we have a single process, evidence-based program ensuring the safest and best care for our patients.”

The California Report on Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, 2009 Hospital Data, presents findings from analyses of data collected from 119 California-licensed hospitals performing adult-isolated CABG surgeries in 2009.

Read more about Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s “better” than expected performance rating for postoperative strokes for the third year in a row by accessing “Heart Bypass Deaths Fall as Care, Reporting Improve” in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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