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Chino Valley Medical Center named one of Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award Recipients

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Chino Valley Medical Center named one of Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award Recipients

Chino Valley Medical Center named one of

Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ Recipients

Ontario, Calif., July 29, 2015 – Chino Valley Medical Center announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that honors hospital performance in the prevention of serious, potentially preventable complications during hospital stays. The distinction places Chino Valley Medical Center among the top 5% 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, 133,896 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2011 to 2013, 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:

  • 43.9% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
  • 53.6% 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.
  • 47.4% less likely to experience catheter-related blood stream infections, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
  • 43.8% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.[1]

President & Chief Medical Officer James M. Lally, DO, MMM, was very pleased to see Chino Valley Medical Center recognized by Healthgrades. "This is a reflection of the commitment of a great staff who are dedicated to providing outstanding care."

"We commend all recipients of the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award. This achievement reflects an organization-wide commitment to delivering high-quality care and to protecting patients from potentially preventable complications," said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades.

During the study period (2011-2013), Healthgrades 2015 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).

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About Chino Valley Medical Center

Chino Valley Medical Center, a subsidiary of Prime Healthcare Services, is a 126-bed facility located in beautiful Southern California. We are named 100 top hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics for four years running as well as America's Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by the Women's Choice Awards. Here at CVMC, we are also an academic acute care facility staffed with physicians and residents who provide an innovative approach to treatment. Within our teaching environment, patients are treated by our qualified professionals as we meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve. This program is fully accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (A.O.A.) So rest assured, you're going to get great care!

Designed with you in mind, our focus is to provide high-quality healthcare in a serene, healing atmosphere. We have a bustling emergency department, 14 intensive care beds, full radiological and laboratory services; as well as a comprehensive operative suite with separate GI and pain facilities. CVMC features state-of-the-art technology including Digital Mammography, 64-slice CT Scanner, and the newly installed da Vinci Xi Surgical System which gives surgeons the ability to operate using minimally invasive, minute incisions, and is known to cause patients less pain and result in shorter hospital stays and faster recovery time. Chino Valley Medical Center is proud of its staff and the caring touch they provide. Patients and visitors often express their sense of the hospital's "family" atmosphere. This is due not only to the efficient size of the facility but more importantly because to the warm, personalized care given by our staff. With over 400 registered nurses, technicians, and support personnel at your service, Chino Valley Medical Center is a place for you to heal

Statistics are based on Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which includes the application of AHRQ QI software (Version 4.6A) to MedPAR data for the years 2011 through 2013 and represents 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.