Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients were determined by evaluating the occurrence of observed incidents and expected performance for 14 Patient Safety Indicators as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
“We are truly honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals for excellence in patient safety,” said BHIP CEO Alice Taylor. “I am very proud of our clinicians and staff for their continuous dedication and commitment to delivering exceptional care that ensures the safety and well-being of each and every patient.”
In 2016, there were 466 hospitals across the nation that achieved the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™. The distinction places this elite group of hospitals within the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated for their excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stays.
On average, 270,457 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2012 to 2014, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades, as well as zero instances of foreign object left during procedure.