Providence Hospitals Honored for Excellence in Patient Safety and Patient Experience

June 16, 2020 Providence News Team

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is being recognized in the top 2% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. The medical center is a dual recipient of Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence and Outstanding Patient Experience awards. Healthgrades is a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

In addition, Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence Newberg Medical Center and Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital also received Healthgrades recognition.

patient safetyThe Patient Safety Excellence Award recognizes hospitals that rank in the top 10% in the nation when it comes to safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their stay.

Providence hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award include:

  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
  • Providence Newberg Medical Center

Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average*:

  • 48.3% 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.
  • 54.4% less likely to experience a hip fracture following surgery, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
  • 66.8% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
  • 63% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non- recipient hospitals.

If all hospitals in the country performed at the level of award recipients for each of the 13 categories evaluated, Healthgrades says 110,864 patient safety events could have been avoided.

patient experienceHealthgrades also analyzes patient experience surveys to recognize top performers for the Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Three Providence hospitals are among
the top 15% of hospitals recognized nationwide:

  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
  • Providence Portland Medical Center – three years in a row
  • Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital – six years in a row

“We take patient safety, the quality of care and the entire patient experience very seriously in our Providence hospitals,” said Lisa Vance, chief executive for Providence in Oregon. “We are honored to be recognized by Healthgrades for the excellent and compassionate care we offer patients.”

“The elite hospitals recognized with both the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Award and Healthgrades 2020 Outstanding Patient Experience Award are organizations that are delivering the highest levels of care when it comes to the experience and safety of their patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Consumers can have confidence that these hospitals will deliver quality care.”

*Editors please note: Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2019.0.1) to MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. View Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies.

 
 

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