Pine Creek Medical Center has been awarded a 2016 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. This designation recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. This distinction places Pine Creek Medical Center among the elite top 10% of hospitals in the nation for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades.
“The (466) 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 these hospitals for their performance and for their organizational commitment to delivering high-quality care.”
Pine Creek Medical Center was one of 56 Texas hospitals awarded the 2016 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award and one of 11 hospitals in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. Among the other recipients in the DFW area include UT Southwestern Zale Lipshy, Baylor Medical Center Uptown, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Irving.
According to Healthgrades, on average, 270,457 patient safety events could have been prevented if all hospitals, as a group from 2012 to 2014, performed similarly to hospitals who exceeded expectations.
In addition, during this study period, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
- 2% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 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.
- 4% less likely to experience catheter-related blood stream infections, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 4% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.