Category: News Releases

A collection of our latests press releases.

St. Clair Hospital Leads The Region With Its 15th Consecutive ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade From The Leapfrog Group

MT. LEBANON, Pa.  – The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for Fall 2019, awarding St. Clair Hospital an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.  St. Clair Hospital’s A grade is the Hospital’s 15th consecutive A, placing St. Clair amongst the top hospitals in the country and the leader in the region for patient safety.  The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

St. Clair Hospital Named A ‘Most Wired’ Hospital

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – St. Clair Hospital has been named a Level 8 Most Wired hospital in the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ (CHIME) 2019 Most Wired Survey. A Level 8 designation highlights hospitals that have deployed technologies and strategies (e.g., population health/cost-of-care analytics, HIEs/integration engines, and patient portals) to help them analyze their data and are achieving meaningful clinical and efficiency outcomes.

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Groundbreaking Medical Announcement on Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement Made at St. Clair Hospital Heart Team Summit

MT. LEBANON, Pa.  (August 16, 2019) – Lead author of a groundbreaking study on Transcatheter Aortic Valve-Replacement (TAVR), Michael Mack, M.D., Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Baylor Health Care System, announced today FDA approval of TAVR for low risk patients at St. Clair Hospital’s Heart Team Summit.

This announcement expands the availability of TAVR for all patients with aortic stenosis, not just those who are at high-risk.

TAVR is offered at St. Clair Hospital by Andy Kiser, M.D., and Ryan Zuzek, M.D.

About St. Clair Hospital

St. Clair Hospital is a nationally recognized integrated health system with more than 2,500 employees and 600 physicians serving 500,000 residents of southwestern Pennsylvania. In 2016, it became a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. As the region’s largest independent hospital, St. Clair participates with all major insurers.

St. Clair Hospital Receives Its 14th Consecutive ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

MT. LEBANON, Pa.  (May 15, 2019) – The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for Spring 2019, awarding St. Clair Hospital an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.  St. Clair Hospital’s A grade is the Hospital’s 14th consecutive A, placing St. Clair amongst the top hospitals in the country for patient safety.  The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.  

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St. Clair Hospital Receives Second Prestigious National Award In A Week

Latest Award Is 100 Top Hospitals®  Designation For 2019

Marks Fourth Time Since 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (March 4, 2019) ― Hard on the heels of a 5-star quality rating from the Centers for

Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), St. Clair Hospital today was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® for 2019. This marks the second consecutive year and fourth time since 2012 that St. Clair has won this prestigious honor.

The 100 Top Hospitals award is the culmination of an annual study by IBM Watson Health that identifies top performing hospitals in the country based on overall organizational performance. Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the best-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction metrics and data. To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, IBM Watson Health researchers evaluated short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. Hospitals. Hospitals do not apply or pay for this honor, and all acute care hospitals in the United States are evaluated for potential inclusion. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

The 100 Top Hospitals  showed the most significant outperformance versus non-winning peer group hospitals within clinical and operational performance benchmarks evaluated in the study.

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CMS Awards 5-Star Rating to St. Clair Hospital For High Quality Care

St. Clair Is Only Hospital In Western Pennsylvania To Be Awarded Top Rating

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. (February 28, 2019) ― The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today awarded St. Clair Hospital a 5-star quality rating, the highest rating available, as part of its refresh of the Hospital Compare website. It was the only 5-star rating awarded in western Pennsylvania.

Since 2016, CMS has published ratings of more than 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals on the Hospital Compare website to help patients choose a provider based on documented performance in areas such as quality, patient satisfaction, and patient safety. CMS calculates an overall rating using a composite of 57 metrics. CMS uses a 1 to 5 star scale, with 5 stars being the highest rating. The scores are based on hospital performance in seven categories: Mortality; Readmission; Safety of Care; Patient Experience; Effectiveness of Care; Timeliness of Care; and Efficient Use of Imaging.

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St. Clair Hospital To Undergo $142 Million Expansion

St. Clair Hospital Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – St. Clair Hospital is the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a growing national network of independent health care providers committed to serving patients and their families through clinical collaboration.

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