Saint Agnes rated among top hospitals in the nation, again!

April 27, 2022 // SAMC

Our 2022 Healthgrades awards prove once again that Saint Agnes is a leading hospital in the nation in the areas of patient safety and spine surgery and orthopedic surgery. With safety being of one of our core values and a top priority, we are excited to be recognized for the fourth year in a row with the 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award, along with receiving the Excellence Award in Orthopedic Surgery and being named America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery. Way to go team!

Healthgrades Award for 2022:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence award for four years in a row (2019-2022).
  • Named Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Spine Surgery for 11 years in a row (2012-2022).
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award (2022)

Our Patient Safety distinction places Saint Agnes among the top 5-10% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers.

From 2018 through 2020, there were 170,231 potentially preventable patient safety events among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals.* And, if all hospitals performed similarly to the awarded hospitals according to Healthgrades’ evaluation process, on average, 100,189 patient safety events could have been avoided.*

During this time frame, four patient safety indicators accounted for 74% 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*:

  • 52.6% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.*
  • 55.8% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.*
  • 66.2% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.*
  • 65.8% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non- recipient hospitals.

*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2021.0.1) to MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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