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Marshall Earns National Honors for Quality Care

Oct. 17, 2017 — Marshall Hospital’s ability to produce quality patient outcomes equates to high praise from independent agencies.

Each year, Healthgrades® evaluates performance for the 34 most common inpatient procedures/conditions at nearly 4,500 health care facilities nationwide. In the 2018 honors released today, Marshall received 5-star honors for quality care in five clinical areas:

  • Treatment of Appendectomy
  • Treatment of Pneumonia (for the 14th straight year)
  • Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism (for the second straight year)
  • Treatment of Sepsis (for the sixth straight year)
  • Treatment of Stroke (for the fourth straight year)

“It is great to be recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States because of the results for our patients,” Marshall CEO James Whipple said. “I really appreciate all the hard work by our employees and providers to achieve these great results. Their commitment to the community and our patients is awe-inspiring. We are continuing to work hard to make all of our services improve, so I expect even better results next year.”

The recognition builds on Marshall’s other recent accomplishments. In 2017, the facility earned the following Healthgrades distinctions: Top 10% for Overall Pulmonary Services, the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award and 5-Star honors for Total Knee Replacement.

Last year, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its inaugural Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. CMS awarded Marshall Hospital four out of a possible five stars.

For breastfeeding advocacy, Marshall Hospital maintains a Baby Friendly certification from the World Health Organization and UNICEF.

Each year since 2015, the American Heart Association has awarded Marshall its Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Every two years, The Joint Commission awards its Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center. Marshall earned the honor in both 2013 and 2015. The 2017 Joint Commission honors will be announced later this year.

Marshall is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility with 125 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education programs. Marshall has more than 200 physicians and 1,500 employees providing quality healthcare services to more than 180,000 residents of El Dorado County.