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Adventist Health Hanford Achieves 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award

This achievement reflects Adventist Health Hanford’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality care.

United States

On March 15, 2024, Adventist Health Hanford announced that it was recognized as a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This achievement—plus recently earned Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery accreditation, Geriatric Emergency Department accreditation, and the American Heart Association Gold Plus award—reflects Adventist Health Hanford’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality care.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition by Healthgrades and it is a privilege to care for our community. Patient safety and the best patient outcomes is our highest priority. This recognition shows our expert teams’ commitment to safety and quality” said Dr. Ghassan Jamaleddine, Chief Medical Officer of Adventist Health Central California.

Healthgrades evaluated risk-adjusted complication and mortality rates for approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to determine this year’s top-performing hospitals for patient safety. During the 2020-2022 study period, nearly 170,000 potentially preventable safety events occurred among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals, with four patient safety indicators accounting for close to 75% of these incidents.* Healthgrades’ analysis revealed that patients treated in hospitals receiving the 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award have a significantly lower chance of experiencing one of the four leading safety indicators than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals:

  • In-hospital fall resulting in fracture (approximately 52% less likely).
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest (approximately 56% less likely).
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital (approximately 67% less likely).
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital (approximately 71% less likely).

“Adventist Health Hanford has cultivated an outstanding safety culture that prioritizes the well-being of both patients and staff, setting a high standard for patient safety nationwide,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “We’re proud to recognize Adventist Health Hanford for providing top-quality care while preventing serious injuries to patients during their hospital stay.”

Where you’re treated matters, which is why Healthgrades is committed to providing the most scientifically accurate information about doctors and hospitals–with data insights not available anywhere else. To learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, visit healthgrades.com.

About Adventist Health

Adventist Health Central California Network, a group of eight hospitals serving the Central Valley, is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit, integrated health system serving more than 90 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii with over 400 sites of care. In the Central Valley, Adventist Health operates hospitals in Hanford, Reedley, Selma, and Tulare and medical offices in Kings, Kern, Fresno, Madera, and Tulare counties. Founded on Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, home care, and hospice agencies in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 37,000 includes employees, physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness, and hope. We are committed to staying true to our heritage by providing patient-centered, quality care. Together, we are transforming the healthcare experience with an innovative and whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual, and social healing to support community well-being.

About Healthgrades

Healthgrades is dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful connections between patients and their healthcare providers. As the #1 platform for finding a doctor and a leader in healthcare transparency, we help millions of consumers each month find and schedule appointments with their healthcare professional of choice and prepare for their appointments with best-in-class, treatment-focused content.

This article was provided by Adventist Health.

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