March 17, 2022
McKinney – Medical City McKinney has been recognized as a Healthgrades 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Medical City McKinney among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers.
From 2018 through 2020, there were 170,231 potentially preventable patient safety events among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals.* And, if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) evaluated by Healthgrades, on average, 100,189 patient safety events could have been avoided.
During this time frame, four patient safety indicators accounted for 74% of all patient safety events (collapsed lung, hip fracture due to an in–hospital fall, pressure or bed sores and catheter-related bloodstream infections). Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
- 52.6% 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.
- 55.8% less likely to experience an in–hospital fall resulting in hip fracture, 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 non- recipient hospitals.
“This national recognition speaks to our commitment to high-quality, safe patient care,” says Ernest C. Lynch, III, FACHE, CEO of Medical City McKinney. “And to our promise to our community to provide excellence always in every action, every patient, every time.”
“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,” says Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.
Medical City McKinney is one of ten Medical City Healthcare hospitals also recognized by The Leapfrog Group with an “A” safety rating for protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.