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Garden City Hospital Achieves Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM
Garden City Hospital in the top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety
Garden City, MI – June 30, 2020 – Garden City Hospital announced today that
it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Garden City Hospital among the top 5% of all
short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by
Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
Garden City Hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare, which operates 45
hospitals in 14 states. Prime Healthcare has more Patient Safety Excellence
Award recipients for five consecutive years (2016-2020) than any other
health system in the country, according to Healthgrades.
“Consumers might not know that information around patient safety
is readily available and should be considered when researching healthcare
options,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.
“We commend the recipients of the 2020 Patient Safety Excellence
Award for their dedication to providing excellent care for their patients.”
“Garden City Hospital is honored to have been named a hospital of
excellence for patient safety for the fifth consecutive year, says Saju
George, Regional CEO of Prime Healthcare Michigan Market. “This
news provides a special level of comfort to our community, especially
during these unprecedented times, that their care is safe in our hands.
It is also a true testament of our team’s dedication to patient
safety as our number one priority.”
During the study period (2016 through 2018), Healthgrades 2020 Patient
Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance
in safeguarding patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective
outcomes—risk-adjusted patient safety indicator (PSI) rates—for
13 PSIs defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). A 14th PSI included in the evaluation is Foreign Objects Left in Body During
a Surgery or Procedure which is a “never” event and does not
have an expected rate.
Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient
Safety Excellence Award were, on average*:
- 48.3% 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 a hip fracture following surgery, than
patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 66.8% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in
the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 63% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired
at the hospital, than patients treated at non- recipient hospitals.
In addition, if all hospitals in the country performed at the level of
award recipients for each of the 13 patient safety indicators, 110,864
patient safety events could have been avoided.*
Garden City Hospital has invested in the following initiatives for patient safety:
- Pharmacy Antimicrobial Stewardship Program to help provide education to
patients and staff about antibiotic safety and the risks of overusing.
- C. diff risk assessment for nurses to complete every shift for three days
upon admission. This assessment tool helps with early diagnosis and decreased
spread of infection.
- Pharmacy Meds-to-Beds Program to ensure patients receive their medications
before discharge to increase medication compliance and safety.
hospital quality methodologies.
*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and
Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical
specifications (Version 2019.0.1) to MedPAR data for years 2016 through
2018 and represents three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
About Garden City Hospital:Garden City Hospital, a part of Prime Healthcare, is a community hospital
with a full range of services. GCH has provided over 74 years of caring
to the residents of Western Wayne County, Michigan. Over the past few
years, the hospital has been recognized nationally through quality awards
such as being named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Orthopedic Surgery in 2020 and the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ by Healthgrades for two consecutive
years. Garden City Hospital is also a 2020 five-star recipient for pacemaker
procedures, hip fracture treatment, spinal fusion surgery, gallbladder
removal surgery and treatment of stroke by Healthgrades and is a BlueCross
BlueShield of Michigan Blue Distinction Center+ for Hip & Knee Replacement
and Maternity Care. Garden City Hospital was also named a 100 Top Hospital®
and Everest Award winner by IBM Watson Health™ in 2019 and has been
ranked among top five percent in Michigan for clinical excellence by Healthgrades
for more than four consecutive years. Learn more at www.gch.org.
About Prime Healthcare: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 45 acute-care
hospitals providing nearly 45,000 jobs in 14 states. Fifteen of the hospitals
are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity.
Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the
country, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare. Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized
as among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 47 times and
among the “15 Top Health Systems” three times, and Prime is
the only "10 Top Health System" west of the Mississippi. Prime
Healthcare hospitals are annually recognized as “Top Performers
on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission. For more information,
please visit www.primehealthcare.com.