Rose Medical Center
December 09, 2019

HealthONE, Rose Medical Center, Center for Bariatrics

Recognition among five awards for bariatrics Rose received from Healthgrades

Denver, CO — Rose Medical Center is among the top five percent in the nation for bariatric surgery, according to a national report by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and all-payer data from 15 states for bariatrics and appendectomy procedures.* Rose’s achievement is part of findings released today in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital executives.

“The hospitals that stand out for exceptional performance in bariatric surgery should be commended for their long-standing commitment to quality,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “As consumers are increasingly savvy when it comes to finding and selecting a hospital, patients can be confident when they select a hospital that has achieved this Healthgrades recognition.”

In addition to the top five percent recognition, Rose also earned several other bariatrics awards. It’s bariatric recognitions include:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Recognized by Healthgrades in 2020 for Superior Performance in Bariatric Surgery
  • Among the Top 5 percent of Hospitals Evaluated for Bariatric Surgery in 2020
  • Among the Top 10 percent of Hospitals Evaluated for Bariatric Surgery in 2020
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Bariatric Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)

“We understand that a successful bariatric surgery can change the entire trajectory of a patient’s life,” explains Ryan Tobin, President and CEO of Rose Medical Center. “It’s not just about weight loss—it’s about empowering our patients and helping them find their balance to live healthier lives. That’s why we have placed such emphasis on providing the very best in bariatric care. We are honored that Healthgrades has recognized this commitment with multiple awards.”

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 evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 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. View the full list of Specialty Excellence Award™ recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at Healthgrade's website.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only