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The distinction places St. Mary among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
On average, 270,457 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2012 to 2014, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades.
In addition, during this study period, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
According to Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive, Jodi Hein, “This recognition highlights Dignity Health - St. Mary Medical Center’s exceptional care and focus on quality and patient safety. We are very proud of our employees, medical staff, leadership team and Community Board for their incredible support and ongoing commitment to compassionate and safety-focused care. Patient safety is our top priority.”
“The recipients of the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ have not only found ways to reduce patient safety events, but to outperform expectations in prevention of safety incidents,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud these hospitals for their performance and for their organizational commitment to delivering high-quality care.”
During the study period (2012-2014), Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient hospitals performed with excellence in providing safety 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).
St. Mary Medical Center staff and physicians have adopted many evidence based practices, which contributed to this outstanding accolade. Our caregivers and providers are passionate about following the latest research based guidelines in all of our clinical practice and service lines. We review our outcomes diligently to learn where we can improve and then develop and implement action plans that are monitored closely for effectiveness.
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 Statistics are based on Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which includes application of AHRQ QI software to MedPAR data for years 2012 through 2014 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.