ONTARIO, Calif., April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Healthcare announced that 18 of its hospitals are recipients of the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have provided exceptional care and prevented the occurrence of complications for patients during hospital stays.
This recognition means that Prime Healthcare has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for two consecutive years (2016-2017) than any other health system in the country.
"With 18 Prime Healthcare hospitals achieving this award, the health system has demonstrated exceptional performance that has been sustained over time. We applaud Prime Healthcare for its ongoing organizational commitment to delivering quality care," said William R. Wyatt, Ph.D., M.Sc., VP, Data Science, Healthgrades.
The distinction places the achieving Prime Healthcare hospitals among the top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
"I am proud of our hospitals and all those involved in earning this national recognition two years in a row," said Prem Reddy, MD, Chairman, President & CEO of Prime Healthcare. "This achievement is a testament to Prime Healthcare's dedication to providing the highest quality care."
During the 2013-2015 study period, Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
- 40.0% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 44.6% 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.
- 54.4% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 50.2% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
"Thank you to all our clinical teams, physicians and leaders, and those who support our clinicians, for achieving this honor again this year," said Sunny Bhatia, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Prime Healthcare's Division I hospitals. "Delivering safe, high quality healthcare with compassion to each patient, every step of the way, is what our patients and families deserve. This award is one more example of the importance and commitment that Prime Healthcare has made to safety, quality and most importantly, our patients."
On average, 134,568 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2013 to 2015, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades.
During the study period (2013-2015), Healthgrades 2017 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).
The 18 hospitals in Prime Healthcare to receive the award are: Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, San Diego, CA; Paradise Valley Hospital, National City, CA; Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Inglewood, CA; Sherman Oaks Hospital, Sherman Oaks, CA; Encino Hospital Medical Center, Encino, CA; West Anaheim Medical Center, Anaheim, CA; Chino Valley Medical Center, Chino, CA; Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Garden Grove, CA; La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, La Palma, CA; Montclair Hospital Medical Center, Montclair, CA; Shasta Regional Medical Center, Redding, CA; Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI; Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Reno, NV; Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI; Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX; Harlingen Medical Center, Harlingen, TX.
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About Prime Healthcare Services and Foundation:
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 44 acute-care hospitals providing more than 43,500 jobs in 14 states. Fourteen of the hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity. Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare. It has been recognized as among the "100 Top Hospitals" in the nation 38 times and among the "15 Top Health Systems" three times, and is the only "10 Top Health System" west of the Mississippi. For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com
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