Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center Receives Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center Receives Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award

05-08-2018

Garden Grove, CA (May 8, 2018) – Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center 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.

Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center is among seven prestigious hospitals in Orange County that were recognized for patient safety. Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center 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 Garden Grove Hospital 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 primary focus is patient safety. This achievement is a result of the collective commitment and dedication that our healthcare team places on safe patient care. We are proud to continue making improvements to the care and safety of our community.” said Richard M. Rowe, Pharm D, CEO.

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[1]

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.

“In order to improve on patient safety, we have instituted daily Team Huddles and Standardized Communication from our Laboratory Dept., Pharmacy Dept., Education Dept., and Infection Prevention. We have also implemented the use of our Nursing Notes which we utilize to address any clinical issues.” Said Mario Savric, RN, MBA, NE-BC, CNO.

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