Saint Clare’s Health Achieves Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM
Saint Clare’s Health is in the top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety
Denville, NJ (June 16, 2020) – Saint Clare’s Health announced
today that it is the recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 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 resource that connects consumers, physicians,
and health systems.
Saint Clare’s Health is a member of Prime Healthcare, which operates
45 hospitals in 14 states. Prime Healthcare has more Patient Safety Excellence
Award recipients for five consecutive years (2016-2020) than any other
health system in the country, according to Healthgrades.
“Consumers might not know that information around patient safety
is readily available and should be considered when researching healthcare
options,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.
“We commend the recipients of the 2020 Patient Safety Excellence
Award for their dedication to providing excellent care for their patients.”
“We are once again gratified that this esteemed third-party agency
recognizes Saint Clare’s commitment to patient safety, especially
during these trying times,” said Saint Clare’s CEO, Brian
During the study period (2016 through 2018), Healthgrades 2020 Patient
Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance
in safeguarding patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective
outcomes—risk-adjusted patient safety indicator (PSI) rates—for
13 PSIs defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). A 14th PSI included in the evaluation is Foreign Objects Left in Body During
a Surgery or Procedure which is a “never” event and does not
have an expected rate.
Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient
Safety Excellence Award were, on average*:
- 48.3% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or
surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient
- 54.4% less likely to experience a hip fracture following surgery, than
patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 66.8% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in
the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 63% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired
at the hospital, than patients treated at non- recipient hospitals.
In addition, if all hospitals in the country performed at the level of
award recipients for each of the 13 patient safety indicators, 110,864
patient safety events could have been avoided. *
Prime hospitals have once again received more patient safety excellence
awards than any other year. Thirty-six of Prime’s 42 hospitals (over
85%) received the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Award. This is an incredible
demonstration of the continued effort and improvement across Prime. All
36 hospitals that were so recognized were placed in either the top 10%
or top 5% of hospitals nationwide for patient safety.
hospital quality methodologies.
*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and
Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical
specifications (Version 2019.0.1) to MedPAR data for years 2016 through
2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
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 both Saint
Clare’s Denville Hospital and Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital have been recognized by the following third-party organizations:
- Leapfrog A Rating for Patient Safety
- One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention
American Heart Association recognitions for:
- 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
- Accreditations by the American College of Radiology in Radiation Oncology
and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital’s Echocardiology Laboratory at has been recognized by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation
of Echocardiology Laboratories and the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation
of Vascular Laboratories. It is also a recipient of the International
Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners Care Award.
Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital has received Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality
Improvement Program (MBSAQUP) Comprehensive Center Designation Joint Commission
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