Providence Medical Center announced that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades
2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that
have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications
for patients during hospital stays.
Providence is a member of Prime Healthcare, and Prime Healthcare has more
Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for three consecutive years
(2016-2018) than any other health system in the country.
“We applaud the hospitals who have received the Healthgrades 2018
Patient Safety Excellence Award,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical
Officer, Healthgrades. “Their dedication and commitment to providing
safe care creates tangible results for patients.”
The distinction places Providence among the top 5 percent of all acute
care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance
as evaluated by
Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians
Karen Orr, RN, MSN, MBA, CMSRN, Administrator of Providence Medical Center,
credits the staff and physicians on having systems in place to garner
high quality, patient safety outcomes. “This recognition demonstrates
our hospital’s commitment to patient safety and quality,”
she said. “
During the 2014 to 2016 study period, Healthgrades found that patients
treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were,
- 55.6 percent less likely to experience an accidental cut, puncture, perforation
or hemorrhage during medical care, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
- 52.4 percent less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure
or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
- 62.8 percent less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections
acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
54.3 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired
in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
During the study period (2014 to 2016), Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety
Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance
in safety provided for patients in the Medicare population, as measured
by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for
13 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality (AHRQ).
If all hospitals achieved the average performance of award recipients for
each of the 13 Patient Safety Indicators evaluated, during the 2014 to
2016 study period, 126,342 patient safety events could have been avoided.
hospital quality methodologies.
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 Statistics are based on Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence
Award methodology, which is primarily constructed using AHRQ Technical
Specifications version 5E applied to MedPAR data for years 2014 through
2016 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.