Paradise Valley Hospital was recognized for being one of 49 hospitals nationally
to have the lowest proportion of serious medical errors per hospital discharge,
Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality (April 12, 2016).
The national average rate for ratio of serious complications to discharges
is 0.81; Paradise Valley Hospital’s rate was 0.49.
Paradise Valley was one of only two San Diego hospitals to be recognized
Numbers were calculated using the
Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) 90 measure, a weighted average of the reliability-adjusted observed-to-expected
ratios (indirect standardization of the smoothed rates) for several patient
safety indicators. PSIs are a set of indicators used to provide information
on hospital complications and adverse events following surgeries, procedures,
and childbirth, used by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
The Hospital Compare data were gathered from July 1, 2012, through June
30, 2014, the most recent data available.
Alvarado Hospital also made the list with a rate of 0.43; both Alvarado
and Paradise Valley are part of
Prime Healthcare Services. Four Prime hospitals made the list of 49.