Crittenton Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award, according to Healthgrades, a web resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.
The distinction places Crittenton within the top 5% of all hospitals for its performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stays.
When compared to hospitals performing in the bottom 5 percent for patient safety, Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients had three patient safety indicators showing the largest difference in observed to expected ratios. On average, patients treated in Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals were also:
- 81 percent less likely to experience hip fracture following surgery compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5% in the nation
- 80 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5 percent in the nation
- 70 percent less likely to experience a catheter-related bloodstream infection acquired in the hospital compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5% in the nation
“This award is a result of the hard work and dedication our staff, nurses and doctors have put into our hospital and ultimately our patients each and every day, Crittenton spokesman Brian Birney said. "We are all very proud to receive this and look forward to continuing this level of care."
During the 2013 study period (2009-2011), Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals showed better than expected performance in providing safety for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) across 13 of the 14 most common patient safety indicators, as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
To view a full copy of the report, visit: www.healthgrades.com.