Saint Clare's Health Achieves Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Saint Clare's Health Achieves Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award

06-16-2020

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 Finestein.

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 hospitals.
  • 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.

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 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 Accredited.

Visit our website at www.SaintClares.com.

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