The Cline-D’Onofrio Emergency Services Pavilion
Long Branch, NJ – A report recently released by HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, named Monmouth Medical Center among the top 5 percent in the nation for emergency medicine.
The findings are based on an analysis of more than 7 million Medicare patient records from 2008 to 2010. HealthGrades Emergency Medicine in American Hospitals report focused on 12 of the most common and life-threatening medical emergencies among that patient population, including heart attack, stroke, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. For Monmouth Medical Center, it is the third consecutive year that they have been the only hospital in the region to be honored among the very best in the nation for emergency care.
Noting that it is imperative that anyone experiencing a medical emergency go directly to the closest hospital, especially in the event of a heart attack or stroke, Arshad Rahim, M.D., report author and director of accelerated clinical excellence at HealthGrades, add that their findings show the care patients receive once admitted to the hospital can make the difference between life and death.
“We encourage all patients to educate themselves about the quality of emergency medical providers in their area and to choose a top performing hospital whenever there is a choice,” he says.
“To be recognized repeatedly by HealthGrades proves that Monmouth Medical Center is the best in the region for emergency medicine and illustrates our commitment to ensuring high-quality, specialized patient care,” says Frank J. Vozos, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Monmouth Medical Center. “This commitment is further demonstrated by the recent opening of our dedicated Geriatric Emergency Medicine Unit and expansion of the Cline-D’Onofrio Emergency Services Pavilion.”
Other key findings of the HealthGrades report on emergency medicine in America include:
- Medicare patients treated at hospitals recognized with a HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award had, on average, a 41.52 percent lower risk of death compared to patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- If all hospitals performed at the level of the Emergency Medicine Excellence hospitals from 2008 through 2010, an additional 170,856 people could have potentially survived their medical emergency.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with the Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
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