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Centinela Hospital Medical Center Receives Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades

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  • Written By: Steven Brand

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 care.”

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 deserve.”

According to Healthgrades, during this study period, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:

• 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 hospitals.

• 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.