Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Receives Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has received the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. The distinction places Englewood Hospital among the top 5 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals in the nation reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Englewood Hospital is the only hospital in Bergen County, New Jersey, in the top 5 percent of Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients.

During the 2014 to 2016 study period, Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:

  • 55.6 percent less likely to experience an accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
  • 52.4 percent 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
  • 62.8 percent less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
  • 54.3 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals

During the study period (2014 to 2016), Healthgrades 2018 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).

If all hospitals achieved the average performance of award recipients for each of the 13 Patient Safety Indicators evaluated, during the 2014 to 2016 study period, 126,342 patient safety events could have been avoided.

“As the healthcare industry continues to put more deserved attention on quality and value, our efforts to improve patient safety are unwavering,” said Warren Geller, president and CEO of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “Earning the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades is a testament to the tireless efforts of our entire staff that work to ensure that our patients receive the best, and safest, medical care.”

“We applaud the hospitals who have received the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Their dedication and commitment to providing safe care creates tangible results for patients.”

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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is a leading provider of high-quality, comprehensive, and humanistic care serving northern New Jersey and beyond. The community teaching hospital, located in Englewood, New Jersey, is nationally recognized for cardiac surgery and cardiac care, breast imaging and cancer care, spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and maternity care, and is an international leader in patient blood management and bloodless surgery. Other areas of excellence include diagnostic imaging, offering a 3T MRI machine, a hybrid operating room, and other state-of-the-art technology. Consistently earning high marks for clinical excellence and patient safety, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is a “Best Regional Hospital” according to US News & World Report (2016-2017). In 2016, the medical center earned its fourth consecutive designation since 2002 by the Magnet Recognition Program for excellence in nursing. Nationally, only seven percent of hospitals have achieved Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center offers training programs for students and professionals, including an internal medicine residency program. Founded in 1890 as a 12-bed facility, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is today a fully accredited hospital with 352 beds. Through an ongoing campus modernization project, a growing and comprehensive physician network, and a strategic focus on outpatient services and population health management, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center continually innovates and adapts in order to meet the needs of the community it serves and remain on the forefront of high-quality care.

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