MCMINNVILLE – River Park Hospital in McMinnville has achieved the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that honors hospital performance in the prevention of serious, potentially preventable complications during hospital stays. The distinction places River Park Hospital among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for its performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
On average, 133,896 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2011-2013, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades. In addition, during this study period, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
- 43.9 percent less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 53.6 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.
- 47.4 percent less likely to experience catheter-related blood stream infections, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 43.8 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
“This is a significant accomplishment by the employees and physicians of River Park,” Tim McGill, CEO, said. Daily safety huddles, hourly rounding and monitoring/tracking safety metrics daily are a few of the many tactics River Park utilizes that have contributed to the hospital’s patient safety achievements.
For more information about Healthgrades or to download a full copy of the report, visit www.Healthgrades.com/quality.