Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH) is among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac surgery and a recipient of the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* TVH also received five-star distinctions in coronary bypass surgery and coronary intervention procedures in 2022 as well as a a five-star distinction for treatment of heart failure for two years in a row (2021 to 2022).
Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize hospitals with superior performance in specialty service lines and focus areas. From 2018 to 2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Cardiac Surgery Specialty Excellence Award had, on average, a 53.4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
“We want to provide information to make finding a healthcare specialist an easier experience for consumers. Patients can feel confident knowing that hospitals recognized for their performance in cardiac surgery provide high-quality care and superior outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science, Healthgrades.
“We are extremely proud to be recognized by Healthgrades for superior outcomes in cardiac surgery at TVH,” said Chief Executive Officer Darlene Wetton. “This award not only affirms our commitment to quality patient care and exceptional outcomes, but also gives our patients peace of mind and confidence in making TVH their choice for cardiac care.”
Since opening its doors to patients in 2013, TVH has dedicated itself to offering major cardiovascular specialty services, such as open-heart surgery. The hospital has been designated a STEMI Receiving Center and accredited by the American College of Cardiology as a Chest Pain Center.
Wetton continued, “At TVH, we have made it an integral part of our strategy to focus on efforts that will make us a leading cardiovascular institute in the region, while maintaining our high reputation for quality. We are proud to be able to serve our community with some of the most advanced cardiac care in the region. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do. Anything we can do to make their journey of care easier, such as bringing some of the most comprehensive and advanced cardiac care in the nation close to home, we are committed to.”
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Due to the highly variable impact of the pandemic on hospital outcomes, Healthgrades made the decision to exclude cases with a COVID-19 diagnosis from the 2020 data in order to preserve the statistical integrity of our models and fairly evaluate clinical outcomes at all hospitals. To view the complete methodology, please visit the Healthgrades website.