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Chino Valley Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award™

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Chino Valley Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Chino Valley Medical Center in the top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety for the eighth year in a row

Chino, Calif., May 18, 2021Chino Valley Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, announced today that it has been recognized as a Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM recipient. This distinction places Chino Valley Medical Center among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers, for the eighth year in a row (2014-2021). Prime Healthcare has more Patient Safety recipient hospitals than any health system nationwide for six years in a row (2016-2021).

From 2017 through 2019, there were 190,273 potentially preventable patient safety events among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals.* And, if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) evaluated by Healthgrades, on average, 106,052 patient safety events could have been avoided.*

“The importance of hospital quality is now at the forefront of consumer’s minds, especially as we continue to navigate COVID-19. We congratulate the recipients of the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award for their ongoing commitment to upholding the highest quality standards for their patients and communities,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.

During this time frame, four patient safety indicators accounted for 72% of all patient safety events (collapsed lung, hip fracture due to an in-hospital fall, pressure or bed sores and catheter-related bloodstream infections). Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average*:

  • 50.3% 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.*
  • 60.3% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.*
  • 66.5% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.*
  • 65.4% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non- recipient hospitals.*

“Chino Valley Medical Center is proud to serve the Chino Valley community with high-quality care they can trust and depend on from emergency services, orthopedics, cardiovascular care, senior services and so much more,” said Parrish Scarboro, Chief Executive Officer of Chino Valley Medical Center. “Our steadfast commitment to patient safety is at the heart of everything we do, which is evident in being recognized by Healthgrades for this prestigious award eight years in a row. On behalf of our physicians, clinical departments, and supportive staff members, we are honored to be recognized for our utmost dedication to safety, especially over this last year as we worked together to overcome the challenges of COVID-19,” said Scarboro.

During the study period (2017 through 2019), Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance in patient safety within the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes—risk-adjusted patient safety indicator (PSI) rates—for 13 PSIs defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). A 14th PSI is included in the evaluation - Foreign Objects Left in Body During a Surgery or Procedure – which is a “never” event and does not have an expected rate.

View Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies.

*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2020.0.1) to MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

About Chino Valley Medical Center

A member of Prime Healthcare, Chino Valley Medical Center is a 112-bed community hospital established in 1972 and centrally located in Southern California’s Chino Valley. A five-time recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014-2018), Chino Valley Medical Center has been recognized nationally for its quality, including as among the 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2018 and as among the 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. Chino Valley Medical Center is committed to serving the community’s health care needs with top-rated emergency care as well as senior services, orthopedics, surgical services and more. Learn more at www.cvmc.com.

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