Dickinson Memorial Hospital Receives Prestigious
Healthgrades Patient Safety Award
Dickinson Memorial Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that honors hospital performance in the prevention of serious, potentially preventable complications during hospital stays. This distinction places Dickinson Memorial Hospital among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for its excellent patient safety performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Dickinson is the only hospital in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and northeastern Wisconsin, including Green Bay, to receive the award and one of only sixteen hospitals in the State of Michigan to attain this honor.
A representative from Healthgrades visited the monthly Quality Management Meeting today to present the award to Dickinson County Healthcare System’s Board of Trustees.
Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals performed with excellence in providing safety for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes for 13 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Compared to patients at non-recipient hospitals, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
“This award belongs to our physicians and staff and is a credit to their knowledge, expertise, and commitment to their patients,” commented John Schon, Administrator / CEO. “It demonstrates their ability to work as a team and is the culmination of many different initiatives through the years that have raised the level of local healthcare to award winning status.”
Several internal safety and quality initiatives have been underway for a number of years throughout Dickinson Memorial Hospital that have culminated in this Healthgrades recognition. They include the following components.
“We commend all recipients of the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award. This achievement reflects an organization-wide commitment to delivering high-quality care and to protecting patients from potentially preventable complications,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades.
For more information about Healthgrades, visit: www.Healthgrades.com/quality.