Coshocton, Ohio (October 19, 2021) — Coshocton Regional Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2020- 2021). In addition, they were named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety for 2 years in a row (2020-2021) according to new research released by Healthgrades. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*
“Patient safety has always been our main priority. Every process we have in place puts the patient’s wellbeing and safety first”, says Lisa Jackson Chief Nursing Officer at Coshocton Regional Medical Center. “We are so proud of our staff that has maintained our focus on patient safety even through such an unprecedented time.”
Healthgrades’ analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of mortality and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2018 through 2020, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,141 lives could potentially have been saved, and complications in 156,050 patients could potentially have been avoided.*
“Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the differences of care provided by different hospitals. Consumers can feel confident that hospitals receiving a Healthgrades 5-star rating have demonstrated exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades.
In addition, Coshocton Regional Medical Center was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 4 Years in a Row (2019 2022)
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 3 Years in a Row (2020 2022)
• Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery in 2022
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 31 common conditions and procedures and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected), and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected).
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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