Chino Valley Medical Center (CVMC) announced today that it is a recipient of 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.
This is the fourth year in a row Chino Valley Medical Center has earned this award. CVMC is a member of Prime Healthcare, and Prime Healthcare has 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 creates tangible results for patients."
The distinction places Chino Valley Medical Center 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.
"Our top priority at Chino Valley Medical Center is to provide the highest quality care to our community in a safe and healing environment," said Christen Grelling, MSN, FNP, PHN, Administrator/Chief Nursing Officer at Chino Valley Medical Center. "Congratulations to our entire team of physicians, nurses and staff for earning this distinguished award once again."
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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About Chino Valley Medical Center (CVMC):
CVMC, established in 1972, is a 112-bed community hospital with outstanding quality and patient safety recognition from organizations including The Leapfrog Group, US News & World Report, Healthgrades, Women's Choice Award®, and the National Research Corporation "Path to Excellence" award. CVMC provides the latest technology and services for improving lives including top-rated orthopedic and gastrointestinal care. Chino Valley Medical Center stands ready to serve their local community with compassionate, quality care. Nationally recognized, locally preferred, community focused. For more information, visit www.cvmc.org.
 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 years 2014 through 2016 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.