Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, CA has achieved national
recognition by receiving the 2016 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award.
“The recipients of the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence
Award have not only found ways to improve patient safety, but to outperform
expectations in the prevention of adverse safety incidents,” said
Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud Centinela
Hospital for their performance and their commitment to delivering high-quality
The distinction places Centinela Hospital among the top 10% of hospitals
in the nation for excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades,
the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians
and hospitals. Hospitals were evaluated based on the occurrence of observed
incidents and expected performance for 14 Patient Safety Indicators as
defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This Healthgrades
designation recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented
the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients
during hospital stays.
“I am very proud of our clinicians and staff for their tireless efforts
to deliver exceptional care that ensures the safety and wellbeing of every
patient,” said Linda Bradley, CEO of Centinela. “We are humbled
to receive this award that recognizes our commitment to delivering the
highest quality of care. This is what all patients and community members
According to Healthgrades, during this study period, patients treated in
hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award were,
• 40.2% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration
during a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
• 44.2% 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 catheter-related blood stream infections,
than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
• 50.4% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired
in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.