October 2, 2015
Lourdes Medical Center announced today that it has received the Healthgrades® 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award.™
The Healthgrades® 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award is a designation that honors hospital performance in the prevention of serious, potentially preventable complications during hospital stays.
The distinction places Lourdes Medical Center among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades®, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. No other hospital in the Mid-Columbia region* rates as high as Lourdes for patient safety according to Healthgrades®.
During the study period (2011-2013), Healthgrades® 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals performed with excellence in providing safety 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).
“We commend all recipients of the Healthgrades® 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award. This achievement reflects an organization-wide commitment to delivering high-quality care and to protecting patients from potentially preventable complications,” – Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades®.
“Our patients and their families entrust us with one of their most valuable blessings – their health and well-being. Rest assured we remain resolute in our pursuit of the highest quality care in the safest environment possible.” – John Serle, Lourdes Health Network CEO
Lourdes Medical Center also announced recently that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
*within 150-mile radius of Tri-Cities, WA.