(October 20, 2010) - Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC)
is rated No. 1 in Georgia for stroke care and is best rated in the
Savannah area for cardiac, pulmonary, and critical care services.
The findings are based on analysis conducted by HealthGrades, the
leading independent healthcare ratings organization. Memorial is
also among the top 10 percent nationally for stroke care and
gastrointestinal medical services. All of the results are published
in the Thirteenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in
The study analyzed approximately 40 million Medicare patients
from every U.S. hospital from 2007 through 2009. After looking at
patient outcomes, mortality rates, and complication rates,
HealthGrades assigned 1 star (poor), 3 stars (as expected), or 5
stars (best) to hospitals in 26 categories, from bypass surgery to
knee replacement to treatment for heart attack.
Memorial achieved 5 stars for the treatment of heart failure,
stroke, pneumonia, sepsis, respiratory failure, gastrointestinal
bleed, spinal fusion surgery, and bowel obstruction.
"Our patients expect and deserve the highest level of care. The
entire team at Memorial is committed to meeting and then exceeding
those expectations. We're proud of this recognition and proud to
serve our community," said Phillip S. Schaengold, J.D., MBA,
president and CEO of Memorial Health.
According to the study, top-rated hospitals had a 53 percent
lower mortality rate than the U.S. national average when looking at
patient outcomes in 17 procedures and diagnoses.
To read the full report and methodology, visit healthgrades.com.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center.