Thibodaux Regional Medical Center proudly announces that it has achieved
the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation
that honors hospital performance in the prevention of serious, potentially
preventable complications during hospital stays. Thibodaux Regional has
received this designation two years in a row placing Thibodaux Regional
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.
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).
In addition, during this study period, patients treated in hospitals receiving
Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
- 43.9% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during
a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 53.6% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or
surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient
- 47.4% less likely to experience catheter-related blood stream infections,
than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 43.8% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in
the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
“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,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer,
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Statistics are based on Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence
Award methodology which includes application of AHRQ QI software (Version
4.6A) to MedPAR data for years 2011 through 2013 and represent 3-year
estimates for Medicare patients only.