Queen of the Valley Medical Center Recognized by Healthgrades for Patient Safety Excellence

March 18, 2022 Providence News Team

Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers.

“This award reflects our caregiver’s talent, collaboration, and diligence. They always put safety first,” said Terry Wooten, chief executive at Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center. “A year ago, we established a zero-harm committee comprised of doctors and nurses who recommend ways we can avoid safety events. From encouraging caregivers to speak up and report potential safety issues to patient rounding, together, we ensure patient safety is at the forefront of all we do.”

When it comes to choosing healthcare, quality saves lives, which is why Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals — with data insights not available anywhere else. To that end, it's important for consumers to know that if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to the Healthgrades Patient Safety Award Recipients, on average, 100,189 patient safety events could have been avoided. * 

“Through our 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Awards, we seek to recognize hospitals that excel in providing top-quality care for their patients while preventing serious injuries during hospital stays,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of Data Science, Healthgrades. “We are proud to name Providence Queen of the Valley as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient and look forward to their continued efforts to make patient safety a priority.”

Consumers can visit healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award™ methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2021.0.1) for MedPAR data years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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