May 19, 2021
Fort Worth – Medical City Fort Worth has been recognized as a Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Medical City Fort Worth among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers.
During the study period (2017 through 2019), Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance in patient safety within the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes – risk-adjusted patient safety indicator (PSI) rates – for 13 PSIs defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
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 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. *
“We are proud to have been recognized by Healthgrades as one of the top hospitals in the nation for patient safety,” says Terry Loftus, MD, chief medical officer of Medical City Fort Worth. “Patient safety is our top priority and this recognition validates our ongoing efforts as the destination of choice for healthcare excellence in Fort Worth.”
“The importance of hospital quality is now at the forefront of consumer’s 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,” says Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer, Healthgrades.
Medical City Fort Worth was also recently recognized by The Leapfrog Group with an “A”safety rating for protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.
*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.