Sudbury hospital earns B-rating in CBC report
Sudbury hospital reports more deaths after major surgery than an average hospital of the same size
Health Sciences North says it will continue to try and improve the rating it received in a CBC report released Wednesday.
The rating is based on data published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information from hundreds of hospitals across Canada.
Sudbury’s hospital received a "B" grade — meaning it gets about the same results overall as an average hospital of the same size.
The ranking is based on many factors, including how patients do after surgery and other medical treatments. According to the report, Health Sciences North reports more deaths after major surgery than an average hospital of the same size.
The hospital received a "D" for readmission rates after surgery or medical treatment, but received an "A" for post-surgical nursing care.
Health Sciences North chief operating officer Joe Pilon said one of the things the hospital is doing to improve its rating is to include more patient feedback in its decision making process.
"What would be more important to me is how we rate ourselves compared to others," he said.
"We're a hospital that, for years, has benchmarked ourselves against the best, so it will be interesting for me to see the results of the survey. All I know is my own right now."
As for other hospitals around the northeast, the Sault Area Hospital and the Timmins and District Hospital also received a "B" grade, while the North Bay Regional Health Centre earned a "C."
Readers can check out the report card results for Health Sciences North and other hospitals in the region.
An interactive online tool is also available to rate your own hospital experiences.