May 22, 2018

Norwood Hospital named recipient of Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award


Norwood Hospital named recipient of

Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award


Norwood, MA (May 22, 2018) – Norwood Hospital announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. The distinction places Norwood Hospital among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.


During the study period1, Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average, less likely to experience accidental injuries during procedures or hospital acquired infections. On average, 126,342 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2014-2016, performed similarly to hospital award recipients on each of 13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades.


“Norwood Hospital is committed to making patient safety our foremost priority,” said Kim Bassett, President of Norwood Hospital. “We are extremely proud to be recognized again for the outstanding and safe care we provide to our patients. Thank you to our entire team for their steadfast effort; we are very pleased to have been recognized 6 times in the last 8 years. ”


“We applaud the hospitals who have received the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Their dedication and commitment to providing safe care creates tangible results for patients.”


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[1] Statistics are based on Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology, which is primarily constructed using AHRQ Technical Specifications version 5E applied to MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.