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Monday Nov. 06, 2017
Broward Health Medical Center Receives Five-Star Rating for Performance in Pacemaker Procedures

Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- Broward Health Medical Center has achieved five stars for its performance in pacemaker procedures from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and data released today by Healthgrades and featured in the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes.  “It’s a great honor to have achieved 5 stars for our performance in pacemaker procedures and this recognition demonstrates our commitment to quality patient care,” said Sandra Todd-Atkinson, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, Chief Operating Officer at Broward Health Medical Center.

A 5-star rating indicates that Broward Health Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

“The Cardiac Electrophysiology team at BHMC prides itself in providing the most advanced pacing therapies to our community and we are truly honored by this recognition,” added Dr Ahmed F. Osman, medical director of the cardiac electrophysiology laboratories at Broward Health Medical Center.

*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at

**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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