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Sutter Surgical Hospital Named a 2014 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ Recipients

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Other Adult Services, Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley | 0 comments

YUBA CITY, Calif. – Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley announced today it has achieved Healthgrades 2014 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.  The distinction places Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley within the top 10 percent of all hospitals for its excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stays. 

When compared to hospitals performing in the bottom 5 percent for patient safety, patients treated in Healthgrades 2014 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals, on average, were:

  • 73 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5 percent in the nation.[1]
  • 72 percent less likely to experience a hip fracture following surgery compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5 percent in the nation.1
  • 67 percent less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5 percent in the nation. 1

According to Renee Schroyer, CEO for Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley, these Healthgrades awards and achievements represent an important recognition of the facility’s efforts to provide the best possible outcomes for patients.

“It means a great deal to our team here to achieve this recognition on behalf of our patient care for a second year in row,” she said. “Quality, safe care is our utmost priority.”

“Healthgrades is dedicated to providing quality information that helps consumers make decisions based on objective data leading to the best care for themselves and their families,” said Evan Marks, executive vice president, informatics and strategy, Healthgrades. “Consumers can rest assured that a hospital recognized with a Healthgrades 2014 Patient Safety Excellence Award has demonstrated an established commitment to patient safety.”

During the 2014 study period (2010-2012), Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals showed better than expected performance in providing safety for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) across 13 of the 14 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  If all hospitals performed at the same level of award recipients, 266,813 patient safety events among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals potentially could have been avoided.

For more information about Healthgrades or to download a full copy of the report or to receive information about hospital and physician quality, visit: www.Healthgrades.com/quality today.

About Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley

Sutter Surgical Hospital -North Valley offers award-winning personalized surgical care in the Yuba-Sutter community. We know that when it comes to choosing a hospital for you and your family, you want the best. As your local hospital, we offer medical excellence and compassionate care needed to restore good health.  

Our 46,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility focuses on inpatient and outpatient surgery, as well as outpatient open MRI. Our patients experience the latest medical technology, in a very personalized environment, where physicians participate in decisions that ensure the highest quality care is delivered.

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley is owned in partnership with physician owners, National Surgical Hospital, and Sutter Medical Foundation.

Our hospital is fully accredited, with Medicare deemed status by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. This accreditation underscores our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to the community we serve.

We’re proud to have received numerous awards and recognition that rank us among the highest in the region for patient safety, joint replacement surgery, gynecological surgery, and patient satisfaction.

About Healthgrades

Healthgrades headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the leading online resource of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 225 million visitors use the Healthgrades websites to search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals that best meet their treatment needs.  Consumers are empowered through use of the Healthgrades proprietary information about clinical outcomes, satisfaction, safety, and health conditions to make more informed healthcare decisions and take action.  For more information please visit www.healthgrades.com and www.bettermedicine.com.

 

[1]Statistics are based on Healthgrades application of QI Windows® Software (version 4.4), developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), to MedPAR data for years 2010 through 2012 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Other Adult Services, Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley | 0 comments