April 12, 2017
Annual Healthgrades Evaluation Places MVH Among Top 10 Percent of Hospitals Nationwide
Mountain View Hospital received the 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ according to the most recent Healthgrades® evaluation. It is one of only two in Utah and 460 short-term, acute care hospitals across the country to accomplish this notable recognition. The distinction places Mountain View Hospital in the top 10 percent nationwide, and acknowledges how its medical staff and care processes protect patients from serious, potentially preventable complications while they are hospitalized.
“When you come to Mountain View Hospital, we strive to treat you like a close family member. We take patient care very seriously and every member of our staff understands that commitment,” explains Dr. Stan Green, chief medical officer at Mountain View Hospital. “We find it quite exciting to be recognized for the quality that we strive to provide every day, in every interaction with patients and their families.”
This is the first year that Mountain View Hospital has achieved a Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades. Additionally, the Payson hospital has earned four consecutive "A" grades in the biannual Hospital Safety Scores from Leapfrog Group. It is also one of only 117 Joint Commission-accredited hospitals nationwide recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ every single year the program has existed.
Patient Safety Excellence Award: Real Patient Benefits
During the 2013-2015 study period, 279,376 potentially preventable patient safety events took place among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals. In its most recent evaluation of hospitals reporting patient safety data, Healthgrades found that patients treated at hospitals achieving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
- 40.0 percent less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 44.6 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.
- 54.4 percent less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 50.2 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
"Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients have minimized patient safety events and also surpassed expectations in preventing safety incidents," said Brad Bowman, M.D., chief medical officer, Healthgrades. "We applaud these hospitals for their performance and for their organizational commitment to delivering high-quality care."
An average of 134,568 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly during the study period to hospitals performing better-than-expected on each of 13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades. The organization determines Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients through its evaluation of the occurrence of observed incidents and expected performance for patient safety indicators as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Healthgrades reports are independently created; no hospital can opt in or opt out of the annual studies and hospitals do not pay to be rated. Detailed hospital performance information, methodologies for the 2017 Patient Safety Report and additional details can be found at healthgrades.com/quality.