September 17, 2019

OrthoIndy Hospital receives Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award

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OrthoIndy is in the top 5% in the nation for patient safety

OrthoIndy Hospital is excited to announce they are a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places OrthoIndy among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

During the study period (2015 to 2017), Healthgrades 2019 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 14 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, as compared to patients at non-recipient hospitals, on average*:

  • 55.9% less likely to experience an accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care.
  • 50.9% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest.
  • 64.4% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital.
  • 57% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital.

In addition, if all hospitals in the country performed at the level of award recipients for each of the 14 patient safety indicators, 127,667 patient safety events could have been avoided. *

OrthoIndy Hospital also received the following distinctions from Healthgrades:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery (2014 to 2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement (2014 to 2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement (2008 to 2019)

“There is no higher concern than safety,” said Stacie Vance, OrthoIndy Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operations Officer. “We are honored to be the recipient of the Patient Safety Excellence Award. This is a real reflection of OrthoIndy Hospital’s commitment to quality care for our patients.”

“We are proud to recognize the recipients of the 2019 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, which shines a spotlight on the hospitals that are preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications, for patients during their hospital stay,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud these hospitals and their commitment to providing the best possible care for every patient.” 

View Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies.

*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 5e and 2018) to MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only. 

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Ashley McGovern

By Ashley McGovern

Ashley is the current PR coordinator for OrthoIndy. Ashley is responsible for all media relations functions and social media strategies. Ashley graduated from Purdue University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and strategic communications with a certificate in entrepreneurship. She has been with OrthoIndy since January 2018.

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