San Dimas Community Hospital (SDCH) announced today that it is a recipient of 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.
San Dimas Community Hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare, and Prime Healthcare has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for three consecutive years (2016-2018) than any other health system in the country.
"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."
The distinction places San Dimas Community Hospital among the top 10 percent of all acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
"Our physicians, nurses and staff are committed to fostering a culture of patient safety, which has led to this outstanding recognition for our hospital," said Parrish Scarboro, Chief Executive Officer at San Dimas Community Hospital. "I am so proud of our dedicated team for earning this distinguished award, and for the excellent care they continue to provide to our patients and community each day."
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.
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About San Dimas Community Hospital
San Dimas Community Hospital (SDCH) is an award winning, 101 bed facility located in the heart of San Dimas. SDCH is a member of Prime Healthcare, one the largest hospital systems in the country. With a multidisciplinary team of experts and state of the art technology, we are committed to serving the community with personalized, high quality care. We offer a full range of comprehensive services, including 24-hour emergency services, a family birth center, orthopedic surgery, advanced diagnostic services, cardiopulmonary and gastrointestinal services. Our mission is to deliver compassionate, quality care to patients and better healthcare to communities. SDCH has received multiple awards including the "100 Top Hospitals," Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, and Healthgrades awards, including the "Patient Safety Excellence Award." SDCH serves the communities of San Dimas, La Verne, Glendora, Covina, West Covina, Azusa, Diamond Bar, Walnut, Pomona, Claremont and Ontario. For more information, please visit www.sandimashospital.com.
 Statistics are based on Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology, which is primarily constructed using AHRQ Technical Specifications version 5E applied to MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.