Mountain View Hospital ranked among Top 10 Percent Nationwide
Two MountainStar hospitals achieved the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ – again! Lakeview Hospital and Mountain View Hospital are among only three in Utah and 458 U.S. hospitals to be recognized, according to the 2018 Healthgrades study. The distinction places these hospitals in the top 10 percent nationwide. It showcases how effectively medical and support staffs at each hospital protect patients from serious and potentially avoidable complications during hospital stays.
“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.”
Lakeview Hospital has now earned the Patient Safety Excellence Award for five consecutive years. The Bountiful-based hospital recently achieved other notable designations:
- A 100 Top Hospitals® in 2018 for the eighth time overall by Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics). It is one of only 20 across the country in the Small Community Hospitals category.
- Earned an “A” Safety Grade for the fourth time in a row by the Leapfrog Group, Spring 2018
Mountain View Hospital achieved its second Patient Safety Excellence Award this year. Located in Payson, this hospital has also earned the following recognition:
- Six consecutive “A” grades in the biannual Hospital Safety Scores from the Leapfrog Group.
Effectively Improving Patient Care
During the 2014 through 2016 study period, Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average*:
- 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
“This information details important insights about hospitals and their commitment to cultivating an outstanding experience for their patients, as well as their commitment to reducing patient safety events,” said Bowman. “Furthermore, consumers value this information and leverage it in order to make decisions about their care.”
On average, 126,342 patient safety events could have been avoided* if all hospitals performed similarly to award recipients on each of 13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades. Detailed hospital performance information, methodologies for the 2018 Patient Safety Report and additional details can be found at healthgrades.com/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. 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.