Nobilis owns and operates many hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers—also called ASCs—so it is highly likely that a patient’s procedure will take place at a Nobilis-owned facility. This ensures that patients can expect the same level of quality at their procedure location as they experienced in the journey up to that point.
Receiving care at a Nobilis facility has several significant advantages:
|Favorable nurse:patient ratio. Nobilis strives to keep a very low nurse-to-patient ratio. Nurses at large public hospitals often care for 15 separate patients at a single time. Nobilis believes this is one reason its success rates are so high.|
|Smaller infection rate. Last year our facilities had an infection rate of less than .0004%, compared to .04% for the average hospital across the nation.|
|Electronic medical records and data management. Nobilis deploys electronic medical records and proprietary software to ensure patient safety and increase post-operative compliance, resulting in fewer readmissions.|
|Cost savings. ASCs and minimally invasive surgeries realize significant cost savings over their more traditional counterparts.1, 2 Cost savings are due to several factors, the most important being:|
- Less blood loss
- Lower infection rate
- Less patient pain, which requires less anesthesia and other ancillary costs
- Quicker patient ambulation and return to work and life
- Fulton B and Kim S. Medicare Cost Savings Ties to Ambulatory Surgery Centers. http://www.ascassociation.org/HigherLogic/System/DownloadDocumentFile.ashx?DocumentFileKey=7b33b916-f3f1-42e5-a646-35cc2f38fe4d&forceDialog=0
- Johns Hopkins Medicine. Use of Minimally Invasive Surgery Could Lower Health Care Costs by Hundreds of Millions a Year. March 25, 2015.