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HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital earns 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award

In addition to being named America's 250 Best Hospitals in 2024.

March 12, 2024
2024 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hernando County, FL – HCA Florida Oak Hill announced today that it has been recognized as a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades. This achievement, along with HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital’s accomplishments, including being named America’s 250 Best Hospitals™ 2024 and 28 clinical achievements including One of America’s Best Hospitals in 5 Best Specialty areas, reflects HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital’s commitment to delivering safe, high quality care.

“Being recognized at this level for patient safety by Healthgrades during Patient Safety Awareness Week is a fantastic way to celebrate,” said Ken Wicker, CEO, HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital. “Our commitment to patient safety is an integral part of our hospital culture, a priority in every interaction with our patients, and inherent in our care delivery.  Multiple initiatives have been undertaken to achieve these five-star ratings, including full support from our leadership and care teams, capital investments in technology, and process improvements to cultivate an environment of enhanced 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)

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

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 Oak Hill Hospital

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