Dickinson County Healthcare System named recipient of
Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award
Iron Mountain, MI May 8, 2018 – Dickinson County Healthcare System (DCHS) announced today that it is, for the Fourth Consecutive Year, a recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™. A designation that recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. The distinction places DCHS among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals in the nation.
In addition to the Patient Safety Excellence Award, DCHS is also a 5 Star Award Recipient for:
On average, 126,342 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2014 to 2016, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 14 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades.
Administrator and CEO, John Schon, “we are very proud of all of the Healthgrades awards. They are an acknowledgement of our Team effort to provide the safest healthcare possible. Healthgrades’ strict grading scale provides the additional assurance to our community that Dickinson County Healthcare System is offering the safest care in the Nation and that you do not have to look any further than DCHS to receive the high quality care, the care that we all expect for ourselves and our families. We are proud to be here for our community every season, every day, every time!
“Hospitals who have been recognized as Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients have minimized patient safety events and 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.”
Receiving this award for four years in a row is a testament to how well the DCHS Hospital and its Physicians care for its patients and confirms the progress towards providing the safest and highest quality patient care.
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 Dickinson County Healthcare System
Since 1952, Dickinson County Healthcare System has been caring for the people of Northern Wisconsin and the Central Upper Peninsula. Throughout the years and still today, our culture and focus are simply to provide the highest quality and most affordable healthcare to our community.
Focusing on the health and wellbeing of our community, DCHS continues to increase the services we provide while never straying from our commitment to deliver a great patient experience. We realize when it comes to your healthcare you are entrusting us with a great responsibility and we are determined to never let you regret your choice. You deserve the best care and our staff will provide it.
Dickinson County Healthcare System employs 90 active physicians, more than 850 staff members and each year treats over 200,000 patients. We are the major employer in Dickinson County and are a large contributor to not only the health of our people, but also their economic wellbeing.
Our message to the community is, “we are proud to be your healthcare provider, we are glad to the lead the way for your families future healthcare needs and we are here for you.”
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Patient Safety Excellence Award™The Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recognizes hospitals for how well a hospital prevents infections, medical errors, and other complications based on 14 serious, potentially preventable adverse events. Patients receiving care at Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals have, on average, a lower risk of experiencing patient safety events.
Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™The Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. Patients who receive COPD or pneumonia treatment at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk of dying.
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™The Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, treatment of gastrointestinal bleeds, treatment for pancreatitis, and small intestine surgeries. Patients who have these treatments or surgeries at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk of dying or experiencing a complication during their hospital stay.
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