EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool City Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient.
This distinction places East Liverpool City Hospital among the top 5 percent of short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers. This is the sixth year that East Liverpool City Hospital has achieved this recognition.
For the eight years in a row, Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading health systems, had more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients than any other health system, according to Healthgrades.
Officials with the hospital explained that patient safety is everyone’s job, every day, no matter their role. “Through our 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Awards, we seek to recognize hospitals that excel in providing top-quality care for their patients while preventing serious injuries during hospital stays,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, chief medical officer, and head of data science for Healthgrades. “We are proud to name East Liverpool City Hospital as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient and look forward to their continued efforts to make patient safety a top priority.”
If all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to the 2023 Patient Safety Award recipients, on average, 95,880 patient safety events could have been avoided, Healthgrades explained.
“Despite extraordinary circumstances during the last three years, East Liverpool City Hospital and our team has remained committed to our top priority which is to keep our patients safe and deliver quality care,” said Krista McFadden, hospital CEO. “This is truly a team effort, and the credit goes to our employees, medical staff and leaders who are dedicated to delivering the highest-quality care in the safest environment for our patients. Thank you to them for all they do.”
“Receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award 6 years in a row is proof of the continuous dedication the entire staff of East Liverpool City Hospital must be providing to the community and our patients. It demonstrates the commitment and collaboration the entire hospital focuses on to ensure our patients the highest standard of care.”
Between 2019 and 2021, 164,592 potentially preventable patient safety events occurred among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals, according to Healthgrades. Healthgrades found that four patient safety indicators accounted for 74 percent of all patient safety events: Hip fracture due to an in-hospital fall, collapsed lung resulting from a procedure or surgery, pressure or bed sores acquired in the hospital and catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in-hospital. The firm’s analysis also revealed that patients treated in hospitals receiving the patient safety excellence award were, on average:
• 61.4 percent less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals;
• 52.7 percent less likely to experience a collapsed lung resulting from a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals;
• 66.1 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals; and
• 67.3 percent less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at nonrecipient hospitals.