Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Hollywood announced today they have been recognized as 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient for the fourth year in a row. This distinction places the hospitals among the top 5 percent in the nation of all acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades.
“The importance of hospital quality is now at the forefront of consumer’s minds, especially as we continue to navigate COVID-19,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, Healthgrades’ chief medical officer. “We congratulate Southern California Hospitals at Hollywood and Culver City for their ongoing commitment to upholding the highest quality standards for their patients and communities.”
These hospital award winners performed better than expected on each of 13 Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs). If all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to Patient Safety Excellence recipients, 106,052 patient safety events could have been avoided among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals.*
“Our investment in quality and safety initiatives, including starting our journey to become a High Reliability Organization, has resulted in being among the top 5 percent in the nation for Patient Safety Excellence every year since 2018,” said CEO Michael Klepin, Southern California Hospital at Culver City.
Between this timeframe (2017-2019), four PSIs accounted for 72% of all patient safety events (collapsed lung, hip fracture due to an in-hospital fall, pressure or bed sores and catheter-related bloodstream infections). Healthgrades found that patients treated in 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award winning hospitals were, on average*:
“Our patients—along with our physicians and staff—benefit from having a nationally recognized safe hospital close to home, especially during and post-pandemic,” added Administrator Luis Angel, Southern California Hospital at Hollywood.
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*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2020.0.1) to MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.