Providence Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM

Providence Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM

05-21-2019

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.*

View Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies.

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