March 18, 2022
San Jose, CA – Good Samaritan Hospital today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Good Samaritan Hospital among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers.
“This recognition demonstrates our dedication to safe patient care,” said Tomi Ryba, Chief Executive Officer, Good Samaritan Hospital. “Our entire hospital team has contributed to a culture that prioritizes safety, one patient at a time.”
During the study period (2018 through 2020), 170,231 potentially preventable patient safety events occurred among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals.* Healthgrades found that just four patient safety indicators accounted for 74% of all patient safety events: hip fracture due to an in-hospital fall, collapsed lung resulting from a procedure/surgery, pressure or bed sores acquired in-hospital, and catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in-hospital. Healthgrades also found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ were, on average:
- 8% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals*
- 6% 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*
- 2% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals*
- 8% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at nonrecipient hospitals*
When it comes to choosing healthcare, quality saves lives, which is why Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals — with data insights not available anywhere else. To that end, it's important for consumers to know that if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to the Healthgrades Patient Safety Award Recipients, on average, 100,189 patient safety events could have been avoided.*
“Through our 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Awards, we seek to recognize hospitals that excel in providing top-quality care for their patients while preventing serious injuries during hospital stays,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and head of Data Science, Healthgrades. “We are proud to name Good Samaritan Hospital as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient and look forward to their continued efforts to make patient safety a priority.”
*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award™ methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2021.0.1) for MedPAR data years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
About Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital, a 473-bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, has been delivering elite level care with compassion since 1965. Locations include the main campus in San Jose, California and the Mission Oaks campus, in Los Gatos, California. We also serve patients at our Breast Care Center in Los Gatos, California. Good Samaritan Hospital offers a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient services including Emergency, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Women’s and Children’s Services including a level 3 NICU, and Medical/Surgical services. Good Samaritan’s care team of dedicated medical professionals consists of more than 1900 employees and more than 650 active physicians. Good Samaritan Is an affiliate of HCA, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, composed of 182 hospitals and 2,200 sites of care located in 20 states and the United Kingdom.
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