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Providence Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, announced that it has been recognized as a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This achievement reflects Providence’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality care.

“Providence has cultivated an outstanding safety culture that prioritizes the well-being of both patients and staff, setting a high standard for patient safety nationwide,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “We’re proud to recognize Providence for providing top-quality care while preventing serious injuries to patients during their hospital stay.”

Among Providence’s other Healthgrades’ distinctions are Specialty Excellence Awards placing the hospital in the Top 10% of the nation for Coronary Intervention and Surgical Care. Providence also received 5 five-star ratings for services such as coronary intervention, pacemaker procedures, hip fracture treatment, gallbladder removal surgery and diabetic hospitalization.  These achievements place Providence in the upper echelon of hospitals nationally for specialty care and reflect the hospital’s commitment to consistently delivering the best care possible.

Danie Turpin, MA, Director of Performance Improvement, said, “This award reflects the collaboration efforts of being a learning culture and improving system flaws when identified. Our commitment is to care, comfort and health without harm.”

She added, “Our community’s safety and quality of care matters to our team. Every person who walks in this door should expect the highest quality care imaginable and we are grateful to those who trust us to provide that exceptional care.”

Healthgrades evaluated risk-adjusted complication and mortality rates for approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to determine this year’s top-performing hospitals for patient safety. During the 2020-2022 study period, nearly 170,000 potentially preventable safety events occurred among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals, with four patient safety indicators accounting for close to 75% of these incidents.* Healthgrades’ analysis revealed that patients treated in hospitals receiving the 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award have a significantly lower chance of experiencing one of the four leading safety indicators than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals:

  • In-hospital fall resulting in fracture (approximately 52% less likely)
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest (approximately 56% less likely)
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital (approximately 67% less likely)
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital (approximately 71% less likely)

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*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2023.0.1) to MedPAR data from approximately 4,500 hospitals for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.