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Healthgrades names HCA Florida Brandon Hospital a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient

Brandon Hospital among top 10% in nation for patient safety.

March 12, 2024

HCA Florida Brandon Hospital announced today that it has been recognized as a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This achievement, along with Brandon Hospital’s accomplishments including recognition on the 2023 Fortune/PINC AI 100 Top Hospitals list and being honored with the prestigious three-star designation from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons reflect Brandon Hospital’s commitment to delivering safe, high quality care to the community.

“At HCA Florida Brandon Hospital, we strive to keep patients safe, while providing compassionate care everyday. Our mission states ‘Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.’ We recognize the importance of safety and protect patients by putting safe guards in place to prevent error and possible harm. We feel honored and proud to be recognized by Healthgrades with the 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award,” said Luanne Stutler, Director of Patient Safety.

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)

“Brandon 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 Brandon Hospital 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.

*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 12, 2024
Location:
HCA Florida Brandon Hospital

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