March 31, 2023
Good Samaritan Hospital is proud to be recognized as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient. The award, designated by the independent healthcare research firm Healthgrades, recognizes the hospital as part of a select group that excel in preventing serious patient injuries, avoiding preventable complications and mortalities, and eliminating harm.
“Safety is a promise we make every day to our patients, and this award stands as a testament that we keep our promise,” said Tomi Ryba, CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital. “Thank you to our nurses, physicians, and care teams. Your commitment to the care and improvement of human life is evidenced through your daily practices.”
The hospital has the several key efforts in place to ensure the highest level of safety, including a falls reduction program, a skin integrity program, and a focus on delivering outstanding perioperative care.
Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals that received the Patient Safety Excellence Award were on average:
- 61.4 percent less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
- 52.7 percent less likely to experience a collapsed lung resulting from a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
- 66.1 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
- 67.3 percent less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at nonrecipient hospitals
To determine award winners, Healthgrades examined patient safety data from about 4,500 hospitals between 2019 to 2021 and used three-year estimates for Medicare patients. The data period includes part of the COVID-19 pandemic, which the company says played a large part in increasing patient safety events due to supply and staff reductions.
This is the second year in a row Good Samaritan, part of the national HCA Healthcare system, received the patient safety recognition. It's also its second consecutive year to be named by Healthgrades among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient safety.