March 15, 2022 — Healthgrades has named Englewood Health a top hospital in the U.S. for patient safety. This is the second consecutive year that Englewood Health has received the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
The award places Englewood Health among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals evaluated by Healthgrades for patient safety.
“At Englewood Health, patient safety is our highest priority,” said Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, NE-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. “Receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award speaks to our commitment to ensuring that each of our patients receives the safest, most personalized medical care possible.”
From 2018 through 2020, there were 170,231 potentially preventable safety events among Medicare patients reported in U.S. hospitals. Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average*:
- 55.8% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in a hip fracture, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 52.6% less likely to experience a collapsed lung resulting from a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 66.2% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 65.8% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at nonrecipient hospitals.
“Through our 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Awards, we seek to recognize hospitals that excel in providing top-quality care for their patients while preventing serious injuries during hospital stays,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “We are proud to name Englewood Health as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient and look forward to their continued efforts to make patient safety a priority.”
*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award™ methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2021.0.1) for MedPAR data years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and to access the complete methodology, visit: View the complete methodology