Oroville Hospital announced today that it has achieved Healthgrades 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award. Healthgrades is one of the leading online resources which helps consumers evaluate, search and compare physicians and hospitals. The award places Oroville Hospital within the top 10% of all hospitals for its excellent performance safeguarding patients from serious and preventable complications during hospital visits.
According to Healthgrades’ research, on average, patients treated in Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals were also:
•81% less likely to experience hip fracture following surgery compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 10% in the nation.
•80% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5% in the nation.
•70% less likely to experience a catheter-related bloodstream Infection acquired in the hospital compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5% in the nation.
“Oroville Hospital has always been committed to patient safety. We have a dedicated Patient Safety Director, Dr. Matthew Fine, who has been a pioneer in this effort, making sure we are doing all we can to make our patients safe. We are extremely proud of our achievement this year and are honored to be the only ones in the region to have received Healthgrades 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, said Robert J. Wentz, President and CEO, Oroville Hospital.
During the 2013 study period (2009-2011), Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals showed better than expected performance in providing safety for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) across 13 of the 14 most common patient safety indicators, as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
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