Lakeview Regional Receives Five-Star Ratings

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Pulmonary, Vascular and Critical Care Treatments lauded

“These five-star ratings are a result of the entire team working together to provide our patients the highest quality care possible,” said Bret Kolman, Lakeview Regional Medical Center CEO.

Lakeview Regional Medical Center has achieved three five-star ratings from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, for the quality of its pneumonia, carotid surgery and respiratory failure care. According to Healthgrades®, patients treated at a hospital receiving five stars have a higher chance of survival and a lower risk of complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at a hospital receiving a one-star rating in that procedure or condition.

The 2017 Healthgrades achievements are for Treatment of Pneumonia for 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017), Carotid Surgery and Treatment of Respiratory Failure.

“These five-star ratings are a result of the entire team working together to provide our patients the highest quality care possible,” said Bret Kolman, Lakeview Regional Medical Center CEO. “I’m proud of the commitment and dedication of each of our employees, and these rankings show that we are exceeding our potential as a top healthcare provider to this community.”

The achievements are part of new findings and data released recently on Healthgrades.com and in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation. This annual report assesses the quality of care provided by the nation’s hospitals, based on objective clinical outcomes. A five-star rating indicates that a hospital's clinical results are statistically significantly better than expected. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. For the 2017 report, Healthgrades evaluated nearly 45 million patient records.

Healthgrades independently evaluates hospitals based on Medicare data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account each hospital’s unique population (demographics and severity of illness).

Lakeview Regional Medical Center: Conveniently located on the North shore of Lake Pontchartrain just south of I-12 on 190, Lakeview Regional Medical Center (LRMC) is a 167-bed, private, acute care hospital that has been delivering award-winning, cost effective health care for over 35 years. Lakeview Regional’s Emergency Department offers 24-hour care by a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary team of board certified physicians. The hospital’s 750 highly trained employees are dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care through state of the art technology. The hospital is located on 53 lush acres at 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington, Louisiana 70433. For more information about LRMC, please visit http://www.lakeviewregional.com or call (985) 867-3800.

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