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
“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,
- 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.
“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.
hospital quality methodologies.
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