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HCA Florida Blake Hospital earns Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades

This esteemed award places Blake among the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for patient safety.

March 13, 2024
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Bradenton, FL — HCA Florida Blake Hospital proudly announces its recognition as a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades. This esteemed award places Blake among the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for patient safety.

 "We are honored to receive the 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades," said Sanjiv Tewari, MD, chief medical officer at HCA Florida Blake Hospital. "This achievement underscores our unwavering dedication to ensure the highest standards of patient safety and quality care for every individual who entrusts us with their health."

 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.* Healthgrades’ analysis revealed that patients treated in hospitals receiving the 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award had a significantly lower chance of suffering from adverse outcomes than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals, including the following: 

  • In-hospital fall resulting in fracture (approximately 52% less likely)
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery (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)

 “HCA Florida Blake Hospital 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 Blake for providing top-quality care while preventing serious injuries to patients during their hospital stay.”

 

 
2024 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award

The Patient Safety Excellence Award is the latest in a series of accolades for Blake. The hospital was recognized as a Center of Excellence by GO2 for lung cancer, a Surgical Quality Partner by the American College of Surgeons, and honored with a Gold Plus quality achievement award for the care of stroke patients from the American Heart Association.

 *Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2023.0.1) to MedPAR data from approximately 4,500 hospitals for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

Published:
March 13, 2024
Location:
HCA Florida Blake Hospital

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