Providence Medical Center announced today that it is a recipient of the
Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Providence among the top 5% of all short-term
acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by
Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
Providence is one of three hospitals in Kansas City to achieve the award
and was named among the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety for three
Years in a Row (2017-2019).
The Medical Center is a member of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s
largest hospital systems with 45 hospitals in 14 states. Prime Healthcare
has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for four consecutive
years (2016-2019) than any other health system in the country.
“We are proud to recognize the recipients of the 2019 Healthgrades
Patient Safety Excellence Award, which shines a spotlight on the hospitals
that are preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications,
for patients during their hospital stay,” said Brad Bowman, MD,
Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud these hospitals
and their commitment to providing the best possible care for every patient.”
Karen Orr, RN, MSN, MBA, CMSRN, CEO Providence Medical Center, said, “We
are very proud to achieve this recognition, that reflects the strong dedication
of our staff and physicians to provide our patients high quality care
close to home.” She added, “With a team approach, our goal
is to provide excellent care and great compassion and we are honored to
receive this award.”
During the study period (2015 to 2017), Healthgrades 2019 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
14 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality (AHRQ).
Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient
Safety Excellence Award were, as compared to patients at non-recipients
hospitals, on average*:
• 55.9% less likely to experience an accidental cut, puncture, perforation
or hemorrhage during medical care.
• 50.9% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure
or surgery in or around the chest.
• 64.4% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired
in the hospital.
• 57% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections
acquired at the hospital.
In addition, if all hospitals in the country performed at the level of
award recipients for each of the 14 Patient Safety Indicators, 127,667
patient safety events could have been avoided.*
hospital quality methodologies.