Paradise Valley Hospital announced today that it is a recipient of the
Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Paradise Valley among the top 5% of all short-term
acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by
Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
Paradise Valley Hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s
largest hospital systems with 45 hospitals in 14 states. Prime Healthcare
has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for four consecutive
years (2016-2019) than any other health system in the country.
“We are proud to recognize the recipients of the 2019 Healthgrades
Patient Safety Excellence Award, which shines a spotlight on the hospitals
that are preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications,
for patients during their hospital stay,” said Brad Bowman, MD,
Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud these hospitals
and their commitment to providing the best possible care for every patient.”
During the study period (2015 to 2017), Healthgrades 2019 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
14 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality (AHRQ).
“Paradise Valley Hospital has a culture of patient safety that permeates
every facet of our organization, and this is reflected in the care we
provide to patients, families and anyone who walks through our doors,”
explains recently-returned CEO, Neerav Jadeja. “I’m proud
to say that we’re no stranger to the Healthgrades Patient Safety
Award, and I’m grateful that Healthgrades recognizes the hard work
and expertise of our physicians, nurses and staff.”
Jadeja has returned to his role as CEO of Paradise Valley after the recent
departure of the former CEO, William Comer. Under Neerav Jadeja’s
leadership, Paradise Valley Hospital received the Healthgrades Patient
Safety Excellence Award for five consecutive years, from 2014-2018, and
was recognized as a “100 Top Hospital” from Truven Health
Analytics. The Joint Commission also honored Paradise Valley Hospital
as a “Top Performer in Key Quality Measures” for five consecutive
years, from 2011-2015.
Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient
Safety Excellence Award were, as compared to patients at non-recipient
hospitals, on average*:
- 55.9% less likely to experience an accidental cut, puncture, perforation
or hemorrhage during medical care.
- 50.9% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or
surgery in or around the chest.
- 64.4% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in
- 57% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired
at the hospital.
In addition, if all hospitals in the country performed at the level of
award recipients for each of the 14 Patient Safety Indicators, 127,667
patient safety events could have been avoided.*
hospital quality methodologies.
*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and
Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical
specifications (Version 5e and 2018) to MedPAR data for years 2015 through
2017 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.