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HCA Florida West Hospital receives 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™

HCA Florida West Hospital recognized for patient safety 8 years in a row.

April 03, 2024
2024 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award

HCA Florida West Hospital is honored to announce the hospital has been recognized with a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, a comprehensive database of ratings and comparisons for physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers. HCA Florida West Hospital is among 31 HCA Florida hospitals recognized by Healthgrades this year for high-quality care and prevention of serious safety events during hospital stays.

“To receive this recognition eight years in a row means we are a hospital that can produce extraordinary results and can replicate those extraordinary results to achieve quality healthcare that is equal to the best hospitals in the nation,” said Gabe Bullaro, Chief Executive Officer of West Florida Hospital. “This is not a recognition that we tried to achieve, but more of a reflection of the quality and compassionate care that our team is focused on delivering to each and every patient who chooses our hospital for their care.”

This year marks the 8th year in a row HCA Florida West Hospital has received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™.  Additionally, Healthgrades named HCA Florida West Hospital as being among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety for 8 years in a row (2017-2024) and among the top 10% in the nation for patient safety for 8 years in a row (2017 - 2024).

“To enhance our culture of safety, we have implemented advanced technologies to help ensure that we are delivering compassionate care in the safest environment possible,” said Angela Ellis, Chief Nursing Officer. “Empowering our clinical staff to have a voice in the design of our processes in a collaborative way has a direct impact on our operations, clinical practice, patient care outcomes, and patient experience. Our whole care team is focused on decreasing practice variability which directly improves safety and quality delivered to our patients.”

“As consumers take a more hands-on approach to their healthcare journeys, hospital quality should be a top consideration when choosing where to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “Our goal at Healthgrades is to offer direct, data-driven insights on the hospitals that make the safety and experience of their patients a top priority and consistently deliver exceptional results in this aspect of care. With this information, consumers can feel confident they’re making the most informed decisions about their healthcare.”

According to this year’s Healthgrades report, if all hospitals observed the same protocols as those in this category, they could have avoided more than 97,000 patient safety events between 2020 and 2022. The analysis revealed that patients treated at award recipient hospitals are significantly less likely to experience serious safety events compared to patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.

The 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ was presented to the top 10% of hospitals in the nation based on an analysis of required data reporting in 13 patient safety measures. Read more about the methodology here. See the full list of HCA Florida hospitals and others recognized with 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Awards™ here.

Published:
April 03, 2024
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