(Montclair, CA – May 21, 2018) – Montclair Hospital Medical Center (MHMC) announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes the superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.
This is the fourth year in a row MHMC has earned this recognition. MHMC is a member of Prime Healthcare, and Prime Healthcare has had more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for three consecutive years (2016-2018) than any other health system in the country.
“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 create tangible results for patients.”
The distinction places MHMC among the top 5 percent of all acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
“We hold ourselves to the highest standards in patient safety and care, and continually evaluate our data and methods to ensure we are achieving optimal patient outcomes,” says Gail Aviado, MSN, RN, Administrator, and Chief Nursing Officer at Montclair Hospital Medical Center. “I am so pleased the commitment to excellence shown by our staff and doctors has resulted in this award.”
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
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).
If all hospitals achieved the average performance of award recipients for each of the 13 Patient Safety Indicators evaluated, during the 2014 to 2016 study period, 126,342 patient safety events could have been avoided.
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Statistics are based on Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology, which is primarily constructed using AHRQ Technical Specifications version 5E applied to MedPAR data for the years 2014 through 2016 and represents three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.