Healthgrades Names South Coast Global Medical Center a Five-Star Recipient For Appendectomy Procedures

Santa Ana, CA– South Coast Global Medical Center announced it has achieved 5 stars for its performance in appendectomy procedures by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for overall information about physicians and hospitals. Having a 5-star rating indicates that South Coast Global Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

“We are thrilled our hospital is being recognized for exceptional appendectomy procedures,” said Ron Galonsky, Chief Executive Officer of South Coast Global Medical Center. “It is our goal as a hospital team to provide top-notch surgical care to our patients. Many thanks to our exceptional surgeons, physicians, nurses, and hospital staff for the hard work and dedication they put into providing five-star care for our patients and their families.”

The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to contrast between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2014-2016, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, on average 219,568 lives could possibly have been saved and 164,454 complications could potentially have been avoided.

“In an environment where consumers have more choices about where to receive their care, a hospital’s commitment to achieving high-quality outcomes is fundamental,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Because consumers place such value on this information, hospitals that achieve five stars for appendectomy stand out in their marketplace.”

Since 1973, South Coast Global Medical Center has delivered innovative and advanced medical care to the Orange County community. Today, with its 178-licensed bed facility, it provides comprehensive healthcare for the entire family through its Emergency Department, Maternal Child Health program, Senior Mental Health, Sub-Acute Unit and more. South Coast Global Medical Center is also a 2017 Recipient for Hysterectomy, C-Section Delivery, and Vaginal Delivery Care.

South Coast Global Medical Center has a goal to provide each patient with comprehensive care, while creating an array of specialty programs to ensure the highest-level of care and expertise for each of our patients. They take considerable pride in the admirable care they provide, the noteworthy level of expertise and the compassion their team delivers.

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