Chino, CA, April 12, 2016 – Chino Valley Medical Center announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. The distinction places CVMC among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
On average, 270,457 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2012 from 2014, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades.
In addition, during this study period, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
- 40.2% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 44.2% 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.
- 54.4% less likely to experience catheter-related blood stream infections, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 50.4% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.1
“I am delighted and in continual amazement of the great staff here at CVMC. Our corporation is always on the leading edge of programs but it is the day-to-day employees that make something like this happen. Each day I get to work at the best hospital, with the best staff, and it continues to be a humbling experience.” Says Dr. James Lally, President and Chief Officer of Chino Valley Medical Center.
“The recipients of the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award have not only found ways to reduce patient safety events, but to outperform expectations in prevention of safety incidents,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud these hospitals for their performance and for their organizational commitment to delivering high-quality care.”
During the study period (2012-2014), Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals performed with excellence in providing safety 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).
CVMC proudly monitors a very low mortality for sepsis (infection of the blood or tissue), prevention of pressure ulcers (that can happen if a patient is not turned or moved frequently), reduction of falls, and lowered readmission within 30-days. What this translates to is that patients’ illnesses are found and treated correctly, and are given attentive and compassionate care by the staff. CVMC also participates in the Patient Safety Collaborative and the California Hospital Engagement Network 2.0.
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