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Medical City Las Colinas Recognized for Patient Safety

IRVING Medical City Las Colinas has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Medical City Las Colinas among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers.

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:

  • 55.8% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
  • 52.6% 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
  • 66.2% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
  • 65.8% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at nonrecipient hospitals

“We are honored to receive recognition from Healthgrades for providing safe, high-quality care to our patients,” says Jessica O’Neal, FACHE, CEO at Medical City Las Colinas. “Patient safety is a top priority and this outstanding award is a reflection of our commitment to the care and improvement of human life.”

“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,” says Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and head of Data Science, Healthgrades. “We are proud to name Medical City Las Colinas as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient and look forward to their continued efforts to make patient safety a priority.”

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022