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Roxborough Memorial Hospital Achieves Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM

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Roxborough Memorial Hospital Achieves Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM

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Michelle Aliprantis, MBA

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MAliprantis@primehealthcare.com

Roxborough Memorial Hospital Achieves Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM

Roxborough Memorial Hospital Ranked Among Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety

Philadelphia, PA (May 11, 2021) – Roxborough Memorial Hospital , a member of Prime Healthcare, announced today that it has been recognized as a Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM recipient. This distinction places Roxborough Memorial Hospital among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers. Prime Healthcare has more Patient Safety recipient hospitals than any health system nationwide for six consecutive years (2016-2021).

From 2017 through 2019, there were 190,273 potentially preventable patient safety events among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals.* And, if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) evaluated by Healthgrades, on average, 106,052 patient safety events could have been avoided.*

“The importance of hospital quality is now at the forefront of consumers’ minds, especially as we continue to navigate COVID-19. We congratulate the recipients of the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award for their ongoing commitment to upholding the highest quality standards for their patients and communities,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.

During this time frame, four patient safety indicators accounted for 72% of all patient safety events (collapsed lung, hip fracture due to an in-hospital fall, pressure or bed sores and catheter-related bloodstream infections). Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average*:

  • 50.3% 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.*
  • 60.3% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.*
  • 66.5% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.*
  • 65.4% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non- recipient hospitals.*

“Roxborough Memorial Hospital staff is focused on enhancing patient experience and outcomes. We are proud of this earned accomplishment, as it represents an overall safer and better experience for patients,” said Burt Piper, CEO of Roxborough Memorial Hospital. “Our hospital has a 130-year history in Roxborough and the surrounding region, and we are committed to delivering care that is among the best in the nation. This recognition is validation of why our patients choose Roxborough Memorial Hospital.”

Kelly Cummings, CNO, Roxborough Memorial Hospital, added “ Patient safety has always been a top priority at Roxborough Memorial Hospital, and this most recent recognition underscores the continued commitment of our employees, nurses and physicians to serve our community with the highest level of quality care."

Roxborough Memorial Hospital has received numerous awards and recognitions. Some of their Quality Achievements include:

  • Leapfrog Safety Grade “A” (2018-2019)
  • Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2015-2020)
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient, Treatment of Heart Attack (2017-2021)
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient, Treatment of Heart Failure (2017-2019)
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient, Treatment of Stroke, 2021
  • Names Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety (2020 & 2021)
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, 2020
  • Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC)
  • Imaging services accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center
  • Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, 2013
  • Patient Safety Achievement Award honoring excellence and innovation in health care from the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
  • Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, 2020
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Type 2 Honor Roll Award, 2020
  • Platinum Recognition by the National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign, 2020
  • Corazon, Inc. the cardiovascular specialty accreditation to the PCI program, 2020

During the study period (2017 through 2019), Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance in patient safety within the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes—risk-adjusted patient safety indicator (PSI) rates—for 13 PSIs defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). A 14th PSI is included in the evaluation - Foreign Objects Left in Body During a Surgery or Procedure – which is a “never” event and does not have an expected rate.

View Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies.

About Roxborough Memorial Hospital- Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a 131-bed community hospital. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and northwest section of Philadelphia communities for more than a century, having first opened its doors in 1890. Roxborough Memorial Hospitals School of Nursing has been educating nurses since 1898. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation's oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Roxborough Memorial Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County, and Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County.

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