One of 9 hospitals in Kentucky to receive this national distinction
When it comes to patient safety, TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital is a top performer in the nation. TriStar Greenview recently received the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award and was only one of nine hospitals in Kentucky to receive this national distinction.
“This impressive patient quality award speaks volumes of the dedication our physicians and staff give to our patients every day,” said Mike Sherrod, chief executive office of TriStar Greenview. “It is an honor to be recognized nationally and with data that clearly highlights the quality of care here at TriStar Greenview is outstanding.”
The Patient Safety Excellence Award is a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. The distinction places TriStar Greenview among the top 5 percent of all short-term 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. TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital is the only hospital in Bowling Green to receive this recognition.
Contributing to TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital’s success is a patient safety program led by a patient safety officer. Safety activities include facility-wide daily safety huddles, hourly patient unit rounding, and leadership rounding and shift-to-shift huddles.
“Patient safety will always remain top priority at TriStar Greenview,” said Sherrod.
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.
“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.”
About TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital
TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital is a 211-bed facility serving Southern Kentucky and surrounding areas. Recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, TriStar Greenview is a national leader in providing quality healthcare. TriStar Greenview offers emergency care, cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, and surgical services. Home of Kentucky’s first CardioMEMSTM HF System, TriStar Greenview provides state-of-the-art cardiac care to patients managing heart failure. The facility is also an Accredited Chest Pain Center and a Certified Primary Stroke Center. For more information, call TriStar MedLine at 615-342-1919. Visit us at TriStarHealth.com/Greenview and “Like” us on Facebook.
About TriStar Health
TriStar Health is the largest, most comprehensive healthcare provider in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky, supporting over 430,000 patients and nearly 453,000 emergency room visits annually. TriStar Health is comprised of 10 hospitals, 13 emergency rooms, 21 imaging locations, 12 CareNow Urgent Care centers, 57 TriStar Medical Group provider office locations and related care areas conveniently located in communities around the region. Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Health, part of HCA’s global network of cancer experts, offers a full range of services for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as comprehensive rehabilitation. Additional specialty care includes pediatric services provided through The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, advanced cardiology services provided through TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center, and behavioral health services provided through TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion and TriStar Skyline Madison Campus. Services are supported by over 1,600 physicians and nearly 9,500 employees – including nearly 3,800 nurses – who, above all else, are committed to the care and improvement of human life. TriStar Health is an affiliate of HCA, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. Learn more at TriStarHealth.com.