Hospital ranks in top 10% in the nation for patient safety
May 12, 2021 — Englewood Hospital has received the 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, placing it among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety.
“Receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades speaks to our commitment of ensuring that each of our patients receives the safest, most personalized medical care,” said Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, NE-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Englewood Health. “As operations transition to a new normal in hospitals across the country, our patients and visitors can be assured that we are taking every step to ensure their safety.”
From 2017 through 2019, there were 190,273 potentially preventable patient safety events among Medicare patients reported in U.S. hospitals.* Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average*:
- 50.3% 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.*
- 60.3% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.*
- 66.5% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.*
- 65.4% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.*
If all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to those performing better than expected on each of the 13 Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) evaluated by Healthgrades, on average, 106,052 patient safety events could have been avoided.*
“The importance of hospital quality is now at the forefront of consumers’ minds, especially as we continue to navigate COVID-19. We congratulate the recipients of the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award for their ongoing commitment to upholding the highest quality standards for their patients and communities,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer for Healthgrades.
*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology, which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2020.0.1) to MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019, and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.