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Bon Secours Hospital Receives Top Honor for Cardiac Services

Memorial Regional Medical Center Ranked #1 in Virginia for Heart Care and Coronary Interventions

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 20, 2010) – Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center is ranked number one in Virginia for overall cardiac services and for coronary interventions, according to a comprehensive annual study released this week by HealthGrades, the leading independent health care ratings organization.

The Mechanicsville hospital scored highly in several other specialty areas, according to the study, including ranking among the top five percent of hospitals nationally for critical care, such intensive care unit treatment and stroke care. Additionally, the hospital’s quality was rated among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationally for pulmonary care. The hospital’s awards include:

  • Coronary Interventions Excellence Award™
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™

“We are thrilled to be awarded these distinguished honors,” said Michael Robinson, CEO Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. “We are dedicated to providing superior quality care for all of our patients, and to be recognized nationally is a testament to the commitment of our physician, nursing and medical staffs. I applaud them wholeheartedly.”

In addition, the medical center was given a five-star rating, which means mortality or complication rates are below the national average to a statistically significant degree, in the following areas:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery
  • Coronary Interventions – angioplasty and stent procedures
  • Treatment of Heart Attack
  • Treatment of Heart Failure
  • Stroke Treatment
  • Treatment of Pneumonia
  • Treatment of Sepsis (infection of the blood stream)
  • Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism (blood clot in the lungs)
  • Treatment of Respiratory Failure
  • Treatment of Bowel Obstruction

Earlier this year, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center was recognized by HealthGrades as a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. This award recognizes hospitals that have scored among the top five percent of all hospitals nationally for overall quality of care across 26 common procedures and diagnoses.

More information on today’s HealthGrades study, including the complete methodology, and the 2011 HealthGrades hospital ratings are free to the public and can be found at www.healthgrades.com.

About Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
Memorial Regional Medical Center, a 225-bed acute-care hospital, is part of the Bon Secours Richmond Health System. It is one of the four Bon Secours hospitals in Richmond which also include St. Mary’s Hospital, Richmond Community Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center, as well as the Bon Secours Medical Group which is comprised of more than 40 physician practices, home health care and hospice.

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