Hospital Named among Top 5% in Nation for Patient Safety and Clinical Excellence in 2016
Alvarado Hospital was recognized as being among the top 5% in the nation
for patient safety by Healthgrades. The Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety
Excellence Award™ recognizes superior performance in hospitals that
have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complication
for patients during hospital stays.
This is the second year in a row that Alvarado has received this national
According to the
Healthgrades 2016 analysis, Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals are
equally or more likely than non-recipients to achieve superior outcomes
in specialty areas, such as spinal surgery, orthopedics or pulmonary care.
According to Healthgrades 2016 analysis, patient safety is strongly associated
with high-quality care. If all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly
to Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals, on average, 270,457
patient safety events could have been avoided.
“At Alvarado Hospital, we have daily multi-disciplinary team huddles
which include case managers, nursing staff, speech therapists, physical
therapists, dieticians, physicians and more to optimize communication
among health care professionals,” said Robin Gomez, Alvarado Hospital
administrator. “These huddles improve patient safety, provide situational
awareness of at-risk patients, and promote collaboration in real-time.”
“The recipients of the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence
Award have not only found ways to reduce patient safety events, but to
outperform expectations in prevention of safety incidents,” said
Evan Marks, chief strategy officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud these
hospitals for their performance and for their organizational commitment
to delivering high quality care.”
Healthgrades recognized 466 hospitals nationwide. Only two other hospitals in San Diego were recognized in addition
to Alvarado Hospital and sister hospital Paradise Valley in South Bay.
Both hospitals are part of
Prime Healthcare Services, which has more
2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients than any other health system in the country.
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click here. For a complete list of Alvarado's Healthgrades recognitions,