INGLEWOOD, Calif. – April 5, 2017 – Centinela Hospital Medical Center today
announced that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety
Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes
superior performance in hospitals that have prevented serious, potentially
avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. This marks
the fourth year in a row that Centinela Hospital Medical Center has received
this distinction and places it among the top 5% of all acute-care hospitals
reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance, as evaluated
by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information
about physicians and hospitals.
“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, Chief Executive Officer, Centinela
Hospital Medical Center. “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 deserve.”
During the 2013-2015 study period, Healthgrades found that patients treated
in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
- 40.0% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during
a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 44.6% 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 bloodstream infections
acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 50.2% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in
the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
“Centinela Hospital is committed to providing a culture of patient
safety where the focus is always on safe patient care,” said Mohammad
Abdelnaser, Chief Nursing Officer, Centinela Hospital Medical Center.
“Patient Safety is the responsibility of all staff, both clinical
and non-clinical. Our team is required to contribute to this culture through
annual competency training, monthly meetings, shift huddles, patient round
requirements, safety drills, and more.”
“Hospitals that have been recognized as Healthgrades 2017 Patient
Safety Excellence Award recipients have minimized patient safety events
and also surpassed expectations in preventing safety incidents,”
said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud
these hospitals for their performance and for their organizational commitment
to delivering high-quality care.”
On average, 134,568 patient safety events could have been avoided if all
hospitals, as a group from 2013 to 2015, performed similarly to hospitals
performing better than expected on each of 13 patient safety indicators
evaluated by Healthgrades.
During the study period (2013-2015), Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence
Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance in safety
provided for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective
outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for 13 patient
safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
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About Centinela Hospital Medical Center
Centinela Hospital Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, was founded
in 1924 as Milton Hospital and since then has been serving the communities
of Inglewood and Los Angeles. An award-winning facility, ranking in the
top 5% nationally for quality and patient safety, Centinela Hospital is
a 369-bed acute-care hospital offering a Level III emergency department,
orthopedic care, advanced cardiac services, peripheral artery disease
treatment, and OB/GYN services in a caring environment. Centinela Hospital
is actively involved in improving the health of the community with programs
designed to meet the needs of those that it serves. For more information visit
Statistics are based on Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence
Award methodology which includes application of AHRQ QI software to MedPAR
data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent three-year estimates for
Medicare patients only.