Blanchard Valley Hospital has received the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for the fourth year in a row - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013!
What does this mean? Better care for you!
The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award is based on a study released by Healthgrades that analyzed nearly 40 million hospitalization records from approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide that participate in the Medicare program to determine how each hospital fared in preventing 14 of the most avoidable patient safety events. Through the study, BVH was found to be in the top 5% in the country at preventing these events.
When compared to hospitals performing in the bottom 5% for patient safety, on average, patients treated in Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals were:
- 81% less likely to experience hip fracture following surgery
- 80% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
- 70% less likely to experience a catheter-related bloodstream Infection acquired in the hospital
Attention to patient safety and quality delivers peace of mind at an anxious time. This is further proof of our legacy in delivering the highest quality care possible to people in our communities.
We’re proud to be here for you with patient safety recognized by Healthgrades!
Healthgrades is the leading independent healthcare ratings company, providing ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians.