Hospital Among Tops in Several Categories
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FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital’s cardiac and orthopedic programs received high praise in recent statewide hospital rankings released by Business North Carolina magazine.
The hospital ranked in the top 10 in the state in six out of 15 categories in the rankings — compiled by Health Grades Inc.
It ranked eighth in overall cardiac services, seventh in cardiology services, seventh in cardiac surgery, seventh in coronary interventional procedures, second in overall orthopedic care and first in joint replacement.
“I give credit to our entire staff that we are once again recognized in Business North Carolina magazine for our commitment to excellence and our dedication to delivering quality health-care services,” Dr. George D. Bussey, chief medical officer for FirstHealth of the Carolinas, said in a statement. “As I round on our units, I see the quality of care our physicians and nurses provide to our patients.
“Their expertise and commitment give our patients not only technically outstanding health care that is usually available only at academic institutions, but also the personal caring touch that represents what makes our community a special place to work and live.”
FirstHealth’s overall orthopedic care and joint replacement ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation, according to the magazine.
“This outstanding recognition for FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in the categories of overall orthopedic care and joint replacement is the result of the collaboration and dedication of our entire orthopedic team,” Dr. David J. Casey, an orthopedic surgeon with Pinehurst Surgical, said in a statement. “This validates what we already know — our staff delivers nationally recognized high quality care every day. Such ratings reflect the commitment and compassion the staff gives to each and every patient.”
Construction of the $82 million, state-of-the-art Reid Heart Center is expected to be completed by the end of next year. The facility will allow FirstHealth to integrate its cardiovascular services, which is designed to improve inpatient and outpatient care.
Physicians associated with the program were pleased with the results of the rankings.
“It is a tremendous honor to be in Health Grades’ top 10 cardiac hospitals in North Carolina, and the results reflect the dedication of our many extraordinarily talented physicians,” Dr. David M. Cowherd, director of FirstHealth Moore Regional’s cardiac cath lab, said in a statement. “While we are proud of this achievement, we will continue to improve and strengthen our ef-forts to be number one in cardiac care.”
Dr. John Krah-nert, cardiothoracic surgeon and senior medical director for FirstHealth, echoed Cowherd’s sentiments about the recognition for the hospital’s cardiac care.
“Recognition as one of the state’s top performing hospitals in cardiac care is more confirmation our physicians and staff have created an internal culture of excellence,” he said in a statement. “We appreciate these awards and recognition, but we are most proud of the positive impact our excellent outcomes have on our patients and their families.”
Contact John Krahnert III by e-mail at jkrahnert@thepilot. com.
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