Denville, NJ (May 8, 2018) – Saint Clare’s Denville and Dover
Hospitals announced today they are recipients of the Healthgrades 2018
Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that
have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications
for patients during hospital stays.
Denville and Dover Hospitals are the only hospitals in Morris County to
receive this recognition. “This recognition demonstrates the commitment
of our staff and physicians in providing safe, extraordinary family-centered
care, which is at the core of everything we do,” expresses Brian
Finestein, CEO, Saint Clare’s Health.
Saint Clare’s Health is a member of Prime Healthcare, and Prime Healthcare
has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for three consecutive
years (2016-2018) than any other health system in the country.
“We applaud the hospitals who have received the Healthgrades 2018
Patient Safety Excellence Award,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical
Officer, Healthgrades. “Their dedication and commitment to providing
safe care creates tangible results for patients.”
The distinction places Saint Clare’s Denville and Dover Hospitals
among the top 10 percent of all acute care hospitals reporting patient
safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by
Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians
During the 2014 to 2016 study period, Healthgrades found that patients
treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were,
- 55.6 percent less likely to experience an accidental cut, puncture, perforation
or hemorrhage during medical care, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
- 52.4 percent 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
- 62.8 percent less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections
acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
54.3 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired
in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
During the study period (2014 to 2016), Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety
Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance
in safety provided 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).
If all hospitals achieved the average performance of award recipients for
each of the 13 Patient Safety Indicators evaluated, during the 2014 to
2016 study period, 126,342 patient safety events could have been avoided.
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About Saint Clare’s Health
Saint Clare’s Health is an award-winning provider of safe, high
quality, compassionate care, serving the communities of Morris and Sussex
counties. Its network of hospitals and healthcare facilities include Denville
Hospital, Dover Hospital, Behavioral Health centers in Boonton, Denville,
and Parsippany, Sussex Community Urgent Care Center, and an Imaging Center
in Parsippany, among other satellite locations.
 Statistics are based on Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence
Award methodology, which is primarily constructed using AHRQ Technical
Specifications version 5E applied to MedPAR data for years 2014 through
2016 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.