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National Study Finds Chesapeake Regional Healthcare in Top 5 Percent in Nation for Bariatric Surgery, Recognizes System for Other 2018-2019 Achievements

CHESAPEAKE – Bariatric Surgery at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is among the top five percent in the nation, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of findings featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. In addition to earning the Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare was also recognized for earning the following clinical achievements: 

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2017-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Defibrillator Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Bariatric Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2017-2019)

“Chesapeake Regional is honored to receive this national recognition for the care we provide to the people of our community. We are proud to receive the 2018-2019 Clinical Achievement Awards as well as the Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award, thanks to our dedicated team of physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers,” said Reese Jackson, President & CEO of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as reporting on outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.* This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. 
From 2014-2016, if all hospitals in the 15 states and the District of Columbia included in this analysis, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving the Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award, on average 3,722 patients with complications could potentially have been avoided.*

Similarly, from 2014-2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award, have, on average, a 60.3 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award.*

“With so many choices for care, consumers often find that their health journey can be difficult to navigate,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Information about hospital quality is helpful as they make decisions for their health, and Chesapeake Regional Healthcare has distinguished itself as an exceptional organization for Bariatric Surgery.” 

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures and evaluated comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality/. 

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About Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is home to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, the only independent, community-based hospital in the Hampton Roads region providing technologically advanced health care to the residents of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina for more than 40 years. It offers a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, several five-star ratings from Healthgrades® and one of the busiest Emergency Departments and maternity wards in the area. With more than 600 physicians on staff, Chesapeake Regional is dedicated to putting patients first with the most advanced treatments in health care and a personalized touch. For more information, visit www.chesapeakeregional.com.