Healthgrades award recognizes superior performance among hospitals nationally

Five Medical City Healthcare hospitals have received the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. Medical City Arlington, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City North Hills, Medical City McKinney, and Medical City Weatherford are among the top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data for excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

“We are committed to excellence always, every action, every patient, every time,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare. “These outstanding safety ratings reflect our commitment to give every patient the high quality, patient-centered, compassionate care they deserve in all aspects of their care.”

During the study period (2014 to 2016), Healthgrades 2018 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).

During the 2014 to 2016 study period, Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:

  • 55.6 percent less likely to experience an accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
  • 52.4 percent 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
  • 62.8 percent less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
  • 54.3 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals

“We applaud the hospitals who have received the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Their dedication and commitment to providing safe care creates tangible results for patients.”

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