Kentuckiana Medical Center ranked #1 Hospital in Louisville Area for Patient Safety by Consumer Reports

CLARKSVILLE, Ind., April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Kentuckiana Medical Center
(KMC), managed by the national healthcare development firm Galichia Hospital
Group (GHG), is ranked as the ‘#1 Hospital in Louisville Area for Patient
Safety’ by Consumer Reports. The announcement is made jointly by GHG’s Chairman
& CEO Joseph P. Galichia, M.D., F.A.C.C., and Michael Phillips, CEO of KMC.

The top ranking was first released March 27, 2014, by WAVE-TV’s 11-time Emmy
Award winning investigative reporter Eric Flack, who report says, “the highest
safety score in Consumer Reports for Louisville area hospital ratings is far
from a household name. It’s the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville,
Indiana…only Kentuckiana Medical Center received an above-average rating for
avoiding medical mortality, which is based on how likely patients are to die
within 30 days of being admitted for a heart attack, heart failure, or
pneumonia.”

Analysts also considered how often surgery patients with serious but treatable
complications die in the hospital. Flack’s article and related video are posted
at:
http://www.wave3.com/story/25094278/report-ranks-kentucky-indiana-below-average.
Further, the chart delineating the performance data is found at:
http://wave.images.worldnow.com/images/3433137_G.jpg.

Phillips attributes KMC’s better patient survival rate to its outstanding heart
doctors: Drs. Chris Stavens, John Rumisek, Rob Dowling, and all the other
clinicians that care for patients at KMC.

“We have amazing physicians at Kentuckiana Medical Center. Drs. Stavens, Rumasek
and Dowling, plus many others are constantly saving the lives of extremely sick
people, some of whom were transferred to them from other local hospitals for
heart care because the physicians feel being at KMC after a heart attack is the
best chance a patient has for survival. Consumer Reports recent performance data
has confirmed they are correct.”

According to Dr. Rumasek, KMC’s Chief of Surgery, “Physicians and clinical staff
enjoy practicing at KMC because in this environment and culture patient care
comes first. Physicians tell administration what is needed to care for patients
at KMC, not the other way around.”

GHG’s Dr. Galichia, said, “What is really amazing is that KMC’s acuity per
patient is higher then the other hospitals in the area. What this means is that
heart patients at KMC have survived more often on a per patient basis then heart
patients at other local hospitals even though KMC’s average patient was sicker.
It’s a testament to their dedication to clinical care and high safety
standards.”

Dr. John Santa, Medical Director for Consumer Reports Consumer Health Choices,
said in the WAVE-TV news article, “Although this data is from people 65 and
older, it’s a good indication of a hospital’s attention to safety. And we find
the chance of dying is much higher in some hospitals than others.”

Further, quoting from the Consumer Reports website: “Consumer Reports supports
consumers in identifying and choosing high-quality, high-value, products and
services, and optimizing their health and wellness. We advocate for public
policies and marketplace changes that allow and promote fair, just, and
high-value health systems. Consumer Health Choices is where you can find free
Consumer Reports resources for patients and their families.” Link for more
information at: http://consumerhealthchoices.org.

About Kentuckiana Medical Center

KMC employs close to 200 people and is located just off U.S. 31 in Clarksville,
IN, which is part of the greater Louisville Metropolitan area. KMC has been
serving the community of Southern Indiana and Kentucky since 2009 and has since
received certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation program
(HFAP). For more information about Kentuckiana Medical Center, visit
http://www.kentuckianamedcen.com.

About Galichia Hospital Group

Guided by Dr. Joseph Galichia, GHG’s mission is to provide integrated healthcare
systems that provide the highest quality care possible. The Group’s model is to
provide efficient, cost-effective health care services that meet the needs of
the community while embracing the concept that patient care comes first. This
vision is based on Dr. Galichia’s experience providing medical care in many
international locales and various healthcare systems. For more information,
visit: http://www.galichiahospitalgroup.com.

SOURCE Galichia Hospital Group; Kentuckiana Medical Center

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