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Saint Clare's Hospitals Rank High in Seventh Annual State Report on Hospital Performance


January 14, 2011

Community Hospitals Rank 1st and 2nd in Treatment of Pneumonia and Heart Attack Treatment

Saint Clare’s Hospitals in Denville, Dover and Sussex, the acute care hospitals of Saint Clare’s Health System, ranked among the top hospitals in the state for the treatment of heart attack, pneumonia, heart failure and surgical care improvement in the State’s seventh annual Hospital Performance Report, released January 14 by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Saint Clare’s Hospital in Sussex was the only hospital to achieve a score of 100 percent and ranked first in the state for treatment of patients with pneumonia.

“We are extremely proud of the work done by our physicians, nurses and the entire staff throughout Saint Clare’s Health System,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health System. “This report is a validation of our efforts at our acute care hospitals in Denville, Dover and Sussex to provide high-quality healthcare for the people in our community, as well as our ongoing commitment to continuous quality improvement.”

For heart attack treatment, Saint Clare’s Hospital in Dover and Sussex achieved a score of 100 percent (among the 1st place hospitals statewide) and Denville achieved a score of 99 percent (among the 2nd place hospitals statewide). For treatment of patients with pneumonia, Saint Clare’s Hospital in Sussex was the only hospital to achieve a score of 100 percent and ranked first in the state; Saint Clare’s Hospitals in Denville and Dover achieved a score of 99 percent, ranking second among hospitals in the state.  For surgical care improvement, Saint Clare’s Hospitals were ranked as follows: Denville (98 percent, third among hospitals in the state), Dover (97 percent) and Sussex (94 percent).  Lastly, rankings for treatment of heart failure at Saint Clare’s Hospitals were in Dover (97 percent), Denville (96 percent), and Sussex (95 percent).

The Hospital Performance Report, prepared from data by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, ranks New Jersey hospitals on how well each performs in adhering to industry standards in treating pneumonia, heart attacks, heart failure and surgical care improvement. The report describes hospital performance in three key areas – healthcare-associated infections, patient safety, and recommended care for specific health conditions.  The report is publicly available on the Department of Health and Senior Services website.

About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services.  Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, Dover and Sussex Borough and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties.  For more information about Saint Clare’s Health System, please visit www.saintclares.org.

 
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