OPMC Respiratory Therapy Team w/Pulmonologist Dr. Luis Laos, VP of Operations Joseph Warburnter, and CEO Lisa Valentine

Orange Park, FL - Orange Park Medical Center is among the top 10 percent in the nation for Pulmonary and Critical Care according to new research by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

“Our colleagues and physicians have done incredible work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and our Respiratory Therapy and Intensive Care teams have played a critical role in that. After seeing their dedication and compassion for our community this year, I could not be more proud to see them recognized among the top 10% in the nation,” said Dr. Bradley Shumaker, Chief Medical Officer.

Orange Park Medical Center has also been recognized as a 5-star recipient in multiple categories. Hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,785 lives could have been potentially saved and complications in 148,681 patients could potentially have been avoided.

5-Star recipient categories include:

  • Heart Failure
  • Defibrillator Procedures
  • Pneumonia
  • Pancreatitis
  • Sepsis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Diabetic Emergencies

OPMC ICU Team w/ICU Physician Dr. Justin Gisel and CEO Lisa Valentine

“The importance of hospital quality is top of mind for consumers, as they are becoming more aware of the differences of care provided by different hospitals. Consumers can feel confident knowing that hospitals that are recognized for their performance provide high-quality care and superior outcomes,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.

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 comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 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).

Earlier this year, Orange Park Medical Center was named in the top 250 Hospitals in America for 2020 and was recognized in 10 categories for their women’s care, including being among the top 5% of hospitals for labor and delivery and obstetrics and gynecology.