Saint Clare's Health Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Saint Clare's Health Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award

05-14-2019

Denville, NJ – May 14, 2019 – Saint Clare’s Health announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Saint Clare’s Health among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

Saint Clare’s Health is a member of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest hospital systems with 45 hospitals in 14 states. Prime Healthcare has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for four consecutive years (2016-2019) than any other health system in the country.

“We are proud to recognize the recipients of the 2019 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, which shines a spotlight on the hospitals that are preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications, for patients during their hospital stay,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud these hospitals and their commitment to providing the best possible care for every patient.”

During the study period (2015 to 2017), Healthgrades 2019 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 14 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

“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.

Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, as compared to patients at non-recipient’s hospitals, on average*:

  • 55.9% less likely to experience an accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care.
  • 50.9% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest.
  • 64.4% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital.
  • 57% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital.

In addition, if all hospitals in the country performed at the level of award recipients for each of the 14 Patient Safety Indicators, 127,667 patient safety events could have been avoided.*

View Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies.

*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 5e and 2018) to MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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About Saint Clare’s Health

Saint Clare’s Health is a CMS 5 Star Rated and 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, and an Imaging Center in Parsippany, among other satellite locations. To learn more visit SainClares.com and Like Us on Facebook.

CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) 5 Star Rating is based on 100 rigorously tested quality measures at more than 4,000 Medicare certified hospitals as well as Veteran Health Administration and military health system hospitals.

Saint Clare’s Health is Joint Commission accredited and Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital has been recognized by the following third-party organizations:

  • Leapfrog A Rating for Patient Safety
  • Named among the top 5% in the nation for patient safety in 2018, 2019
  • Named among the top 5% in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2019
  • Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Hip & Knee Replacement and Stroke
  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Orthopedic Surgery for two years in a row (2018-2019)
  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention in 2019
  • Recipient of the following HealthGrades Five Star recognitions: Hip Fracture Treatment, Total Knee Replacement, Coronary Intervention Excellence, Coronary Interventional Procedures, Pacemaker Procedures, Treatment of Stroke, Treatment of Pneumonia, Gallbladder Surgery, Appendectomy, Treatment of Sepsis, C-Section, Gynecologic Procedures, Hysterectomy
  • Recipient of other HealthGrades recognitions: Patient Safety Excellence Award Winner 2018, Gynecologic Procedures Excellence Award in 2018
  • Recognized by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Hospital Recognition Program
  • American Heart Association recognitions:
    • Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
    • Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award
    • Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center – Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award 2018
  • Three Year Accreditation Award with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • Following accreditations by the American College of Radiology (ACR): Accreditation in Radiation Oncology, Accreditation Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
  • American Association of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehab Certification
  • Accredited Echocardiology Laboratory by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Echocardiology Laboratories
  • Accredited Echocardiology Laboratory by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories
  • International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners Care Award
  • Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) 2018-2022
  • 2017 Women’s Choice Award by America’s Best Hospital Patient Safety

Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital has received the following:

  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQUP) Comprehensive Center Designation Joint Commission Accredited
  • Leapfrog A Rating for Patient Safety
  • Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification for Stroke
  • Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award 2016 and 2018
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation
  • American Heart Association accreditations:
    • Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
    • Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award
    • Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Bronze Plus 2017 Quality Achievement Award
  • American College of Radiology Accreditation Breast Imaging Center of Excellence®
  • Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 2018-2022
  • 2017 Women’s Choice Award by America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety
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