Paradise Valley Hospital announced today that it is a recipient of the
Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that
have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications
for patients during hospital stays.
Paradise Valley is the only hospital in San Diego County to receive this
recognition five years in a row (2014-2018). Paradise Valley is a member
of Prime Healthcare, and Prime Healthcare has more Patient Safety Excellence
Award recipients for three consecutive years (2016-2018) than any other
health system in the country.
“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.”
The distinction places Paradise Valley among the top five percent of all
acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance
as evaluated by
Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians
“We are extremely honored to receive this award,” says Neerav
Jadeja, Paradise Valley Hospital CEO. “All of our staff, both clinical
and non-clinical, physicians, and leadership are devoted to providing
the highest quality care for our community. Their hard work and dedication
to our hospital helps ensure a safe environment for our patients.”
During the 2014 to 2016 study period, Healthgrades found that patients
treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were,
- 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
During the study period (2014 to 2016), Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety
Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance
in safety provided for patients in the Medicare population, as measured
by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for
13 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality (AHRQ).
If all hospitals achieved the average performance of award recipients for
each of the 13 Patient Safety Indicators evaluated, during the 2014 to
2016 study period, 126,342 patient safety events could have been avoided.
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 Statistics are based on Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence
Award methodology, which is primarily constructed using AHRQ Technical
Specifications version 5E applied to MedPAR data for years 2014 through
2016 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.