Thibodaux, LA, September 11, 2014 – Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
announced today that it has achieved Healthgrades 2014 Patient Safety
Excellence Award™, according to Healthgrades, the leading online
resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
The distinction places Thibodaux Regional within the top 5% of all hospitals
for its excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially
preventable complications during their hospital stays.
When compared to hospitals performing in the bottom 5% for patient safety,
patients treated in Healthgrades 2014 Patient Safety Excellence Award
recipient hospitals, on average, were:
- 73% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the
hospital compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5% in the nation.
- 72% less likely to experience a hip fracture following surgery compared
to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5% in the nation.
- 67% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired
at the hospital compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5% in the nation.
“Healthgrades is dedicated to providing quality information that
helps consumers make decisions based on objective data leading to the
best care for themselves and their families,” said Evan Marks, Executive
Vice President, Informatics and Strategy, Healthgrades. “Consumers
can rest assured that a hospital recognized with a Healthgrades 2014 Patient
Safety Excellence Award has demonstrated an established commitment to
During the 2014 study period (2010-2012), Patient Safety Excellence Award
hospitals showed better than expected performance in providing safety
for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes
(risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) across 13 of the 14 patient
safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
(AHRQ). If all hospitals performed at the same level of award recipients,
266,813 patient safety events among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals,
potentially could have been avoided.
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Statistics are based on Healthgrades application of QI Windows® Software
(version 4.4), developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
(AHRQ), to MedPAR data for years 2010 through 2012 and represent 3-year
estimates for Medicare patients only