Coshocton, Ohio (May 11, 2021) — Coshocton Regional Medical Center announced that it has been recognized as a Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient for the second year in a row. This distinction places Coshocton Regional Medical Center among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers.
“Receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award two years in a row confirms our commitment to putting patients first”, said Stephanie Conn, CEO. “We continue to focus on excellence inpatient care for the residents of Coshocton and surrounding communities, which also earned us a Top 100 Hospital designation for 2021.”
From 2017 through 2019, there were 190,273 potentially preventable patient safety events among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals.* And, if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) evaluated by Healthgrades, on average, 106,052 patient safety events could have been avoided.*
“The importance of hospital quality is now at the forefront of consumer’s minds, especially as we continue to navigate COVID-19. We congratulate the recipients of the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award for their ongoing commitment to upholding the highest quality standards for their patients and communities,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.
By The Numbers
During this time frame, four patient safety indicators accounted for 72% of all patient safety events (collapsed lung, hip fracture due to an in-hospital fall, pressure or bedsores, and catheter-related bloodstream infections). Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average*:
• 50.3% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.*
• 60.3% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.*
• 66.5% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.*
• 65.4% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.*
*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2020.0.1) to MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
About Coshocton Regional Medical Center
Coshocton Regional Medical Center is a 56-bed, not-for-profit hospital, providing 24-hour emergency and acute care services, with a network of hospital-based physician clinics serving Coshocton, Ohio, and surrounding counties, and is an Accredited Chest Pain and Heart Failure Center. Coshocton Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals and holds as its mission the delivery of compassionate, quality care to patients and better healthcare to communities. Coshocton Regional Medical Center is a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation and serves the Eastern Central Ohio Region with high-quality diagnostic, rehabilitation, and acute healthcare services. For more information, please visit www.coshoctonhospital.org.
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