Glendora Community Hospital was proud to receive the Healthgrades Award
for Patient Safety.
"The recipients of the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence
Award have not only found ways to improve patient safety, but to outperform
expectations in the prevention of adverse safety incidents," said
Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. Hospitals were evaluated
based on the occurrence of observed incidents and expected performance
for 14 Patient Safety Indicators as defined by the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality. This Healthgrades designation recognizes superior
performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious,
potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.
According to Healthgrades, during this study period, patients treated in
hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award were,
- 40.2% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during
a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 44.2% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or
surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient
- 54.4% less likely to experience catheter-related blood stream infections,
than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 50.4% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in
the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.