Arkansas Surgical Hospital announces operating room expansion

Arkansas Surgical Hospital is Only Hospital in Arkansas Named America’s 100 Best for Spine Surgery

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (November 12, 2020)Arkansas Surgical Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. 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 outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Arkansas Surgical Hospital is the only hospital in Arkansas to receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™. Arkansas Surgical Hospital was also recognized with a Five-Star Distinction for Total Knee Replacement for a second consecutive year (2020-2021) and earlier this year was recognized with the 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™.

The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. From 2017 through 2019, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award have, on average, a 45.2 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. *

“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”

“It is an honor to be recognized among the top-performing hospitals in the nation,” said Brian Fowler, CEO of Arkansas Surgical Hospital. “We are proud of our surgeons and staff for achieving these distinctions, and we appreciate their dedication to our patients.”

Arkansas Surgical Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • The Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for 3 years in a row (2018-2020)

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 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). The complete

Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.

About Arkansas Surgical Hospital: Arkansas Surgical Hospital was founded by orthopedic and spine surgeons 15 years ago as a way to provide a better overall experience for their patients. As a physician-owned hospital, the surgeons are the decision-makers. This allows them to control their patients’ care at a great level. Arkansas Surgical Hospital prides itself on its disciplined focus on safety and a total commitment to the care and comfort of patients and their familes, resulting in excellent surgical outcomes.


* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018.

Arkansas Surgical Hospital Receives 2020 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® for Patient Experience

NORTH LITTLE ROCKFor the second year in a row, Arkansas Surgical Hospital has been awarded the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® for Patient Experience.

The nationally-recognized award honors top-performing healthcare organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for each reporting period of the award year for patient experience.  Presented annually, the award names clients who consistently sustained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients during the course of one year.

“The caregivers and staff of Arkansas Surgical Hospital touch the lives of patients and their families in profound ways, and we are honored to recognize their extraordinary work,” said Patrick T. Ryan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Press Ganey.  “Their ongoing focus on excellence in patient experience is particularly crucial as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.  Press Ganey is proud to partner with Arkansas Surgical Hospital in this noble work and we congratulate them for this tremendous achievement.”

“The Guardian of Excellence Award represents an important recognition from the industry’s leader in measuring, understanding, and improving the delivery of care,” said Brian Fowler, CEO of Arkansas Surgical Hospital.  “As we continue to navigate this health crisis, we remain committed to listening to our patients and staff in an effort to provide exceptional care to the residents of Arkansas and surrounding states.”

About Arkansas Surgical Hospital: Arkansas Surgical Hospital was founded by orthopedic and spine surgeons who were searching for a way to provide a better overall experience for their patients.  As a physician-owned hospital, the surgeons are the decision-makers.  This allows them to control their patients’ care at a greater level.  Arkansas Surgical Hospital prides itself on its disciplined focus on safety and a total commitment to the care and comfort of patients and their families, resulting in excellent surgical outcomes.

About Press Ganey: Press Ganey pioneered the health care performance improvement movement more than 35 years ago.  Today Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enable enterprise transformation across the patient journey.  Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform built on a foundation of data security, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.  The company works with more than 41,000 health care facilities in its mission to reduce patient suffering and enhance caregiver resilience to improve the overall safety, quality, and experience of care.

Arkansas Surgical Hospital announces operating room expansion

Arkansas Surgical Hospital Opens Specialty Clinic to Serve Hot Springs Area

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE – In an effort to continue to meet the healthcare needs of Arkansas residents, physician-owned Arkansas Surgical Hospital announced it will open another Arkansas Surgical Hospital Specialty Clinic location in October 2020.

The new clinic, located at 122 Cordoba Center Drive in Hot Springs Village, closely follows the opening of the first Arkansas Surgical Hospital Specialty Clinic in Russellville.

The specialty clinics were founded to provide patients with access to specialists in one convenient place.  Professionals from Bowen Hefley Orthopedics, Martin Orthopedics, and Neurological Surgery Associates can be seen on a frequent and rotating basis, saving time and eliminating the cost of travel that may have prevented patients from receiving care previously.

“Our new clinics allow more patients to access specialty care in locations that are convenient for them,” said Brian Fowler, CEO of Arkansas Surgical Hospital.  “Now, residents of Arkansas’s smaller cities can more easily seek care for joint pain, back pain, and nerve disorders from some of the region’s most trusted healthcare experts.”

To learn more about Arkansas Surgical Hospital Specialty Clinic, call (501) 918-0814.

About Arkansas Surgical Hospital: Arkansas Surgical Hospital was founded by orthopedic and spine surgeons who were searching for a way to provide a better overall experience for their patients.  As a physician-owned hospital, the surgeons are the decision-makers.  This allows them to control their patients’ care at a greater level.  Arkansas Surgical Hospital prides itself on its disciplined focus on safety and a total commitment to the care and comfort of patients and their families, resulting in excellent surgical outcomes.

Arkansas Surgical Hospital announces operating room expansion

Arkansas Surgical Hospital Opens Specialty Clinic to Serve River Valley Area

RUSSELLVILLE – In an effort to continue to meet the healthcare needs of Arkansas residents, physician-owned Arkansas Surgical Hospital recently opened Arkansas Surgical Hospital Specialty Clinic.

The clinic, located at 3127 West 2nd Court in Russellville, was founded to provide patients with access to specialists in one convenient place.

“Arkansas Surgical Hospital Specialty Clinic brings together experts from some of the most trusted healthcare names in the region,” said Brian Fowler, CEO of Arkansas Surgical Hospital.  “Now, River Valley residents can access care for joint pain, back pain, nerve disorders, and allergy-related issues in one convenient location.”

Professionals from Bowen Hefley Orthopedics, Little Rock Neurosurgery, Martin Orthopedics, and Pinnacle Allergy Clinic can be seen locally on a frequent and rotating basis, saving time and eliminating the cost of travel.

To learn more about Arkansas Surgical Hospital Specialty Clinic, call (479) 322-3184.

About Arkansas Surgical Hospital: Arkansas Surgical Hospital was founded by orthopedic and spine surgeons who were searching for a way to provide a better overall experience for their patients.  As a physician-owned hospital, the surgeons make the decisions that make the greatest impact on their patients.  Arkansas Surgical Hospital prides itself on its disciplined focus on safety and a total commitment to the care and comfort of patients and their families, resulting in excellent surgical outcomes.

Arkansas Surgical Hospital announces operating room expansion

Arkansas Surgical Hospital Announces Installation of ROSA®️ Knee System for Total Knee Replacement

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Doctors at Arkansas Surgical Hospital have a new helping hand for knee replacement surgery with the arrival of the Zimmer Biomet ROSA®️ Knee System.  The ROSA knee system brings together robotic technology with industry-leading surgeons to help personalize surgical procedures.

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Arkansas Surgical Hospital Continues to Focus on the Safety of its Patients, Staff & Community

 
April 14, 2020 – A message from Brian Fowler, CEO of ASH speaking on behalf of the hospital on how we are meeting the healthcare needs of our patients and community.
 


 
April 5, 2020 – The physicians at Arkansas Surgical Hospital have been carefully evaluating each patient’s case to determine if their scheduled procedures can be safely postponed. Elective surgeries—procedures that can be postponed without causing harm to the patient—have been rescheduled or cancelled, while urgent surgeries are continuing.

“Urgent procedures are time-sensitive and can cause additional risk to the patient if delayed,” explained Brian Fowler, CEO of Arkansas Surgical Hospital. “These risks can include patient deficits, opioid addiction from continued use of medication to reduce pain, and emergency room visits during the COVID crisis. Our goal is to meet the needs of our community while addressing safety and care.”

The physicians at Arkansas Surgical Hospital use their clinical judgment and recommendations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Arkansas Department of Health to determine whether to postpone or to continue with a procedure. The risk factors they must consider include intractable pain control issues, the possibility of permanent impairment with a lack of timely treatment, and the risk of injury from falling.

By treating patients who are at risk of falling, developing blood clots, or undergoing nerve damage, the hospital hopes to prevent injuries that would otherwise mean a trip to the emergency room.

“Reducing the number of visits to the ER prevents unnecessary exposure to COVID-19, reduces the load on overworked ER and ICU staff, and limits the use of essential emergency resources,” said Fowler. “We are adhering to recommendations and have reached out to the Arkansas Department of Health to ensure that we are doing everything possible to protect our patients during this time.”

Arkansas Surgical Hospital is committed to a disciplined focus on safety and the care and comfort of our patients.

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