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Lourdes Receives 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Posted on November 27, 2017

Lourdes Medical Center has achieved the Healthgrades® 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award!™

We are very proud of the level of quality and commitment that goes into receiving this national recognition. For the 3rd year in a row, Lourdes is named in the Top 5% Nationally, and the ONLY hospital in Washington to achieve this award this year!

The Healthgrades® 2017 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®.

The award is based on three years of patient data in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Healthgrades® looks at the core Patient Safety Indicators as measured by AHRQ. To be eligible for the Healthgrades® Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a hospital must meet clinical quality thresholds, have zero occurrences of PSI Foreign Object Left During Surgery or Procedure, and have data on at least seven out of eight core PSIs.

*within 150-mile radius of Tri-Cities, WA.

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