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Sky Lakes among nation’s best for pulmonary care

Hospital news | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Contact: Thomas Hottman

Pulmonary care at Sky Lakes Medical Center is among the top 10 percent in the nation, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

This achievement is part of findings featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Sky Lakes was also recognized for achieving:

  • Five-Star recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for three years in a row (2017-2019); and
  • Five-Star recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2019.

“Recognition by a well-respected organization such as Healthgrades of the quality of care available at Sky Lakes validates our long-standing commitment to excellence,” said Sky Lakes President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Stewart. “It also recognizes the support we receive from the community that allows us to innovate and continually strive to improve.”

“Information about hospital quality is helpful as they make decisions for their health,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Sky Lakes Medical Center has distinguished itself as an exceptional organization for pulmonary care.”

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures.

About Sky Lakes Sky Lakes Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-owned, internationally accredited acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to the people it serves. It is licensed for 176 beds and offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, a home health agency, and a variety of primary care and specialty physician clinics. The Sky Lakes family also includes the award-winning Sky Lakes Cancer Treatment Center and Center for Total Joint and Spine Care, and Cascades East Family Medicine Residency.