March 25, 2022
(Hermitage, TN) – TriStar Summit Medical Center today announced it has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient placing the hospital among the top ten percent of all short-term, acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades.
“TriStar Summit Medical Center is proud to be a leader in patient safety, and this award is a testament to our commitment to provide a patient-centered environment rooted in high-quality, evidence-based care,” says Daphne David, CEO, TriStar Summit Medical Center. “Our physicians and colleagues work tirelessly to deliver unparalleled care to our patients with the latest technologies and treatments to promote optimal outcomes.”
According to Healthgrades, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ were on average more than 50 percent less likely to experience a hip fracture due to an in-hospital fall, collapsed lung resulting from a procedure/surgery, pressure or bed sores acquired in-hospital and a catheter-related bloodstream infection acquired in-hospital. Healthgrades data found that those four indicators accounted for 74 percent of all patient safety events.*
“Through our 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Awards, we seek to recognize hospitals that excel in providing top-quality care for their patients while preventing serious injuries during hospital stays,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and head of Data Science, Healthgrades. “We are proud to name TriStar Summit Medical Center as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient and look forward to their continued efforts to make patient safety a priority.”
For more information about the Patient Safety Excellence Awards, visit healthgrades.com.
*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award™ methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2021.0.1) for MedPAR data years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.