Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, has recognized Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) among its recently announced recipients of their 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, which included 458 hospitals across the United States. This award places GAHHS among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals that report patient safety data.
The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recognizes hospitals for their excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay. According to Healthgrades, patient safety measures how well a hospital prevents injuries, infections, and other serious conditions based on information related to 14 preventable adverse events.
Methodology used by Healthgrades to identify these hospitals includes inpatient data from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) database and software from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
In addition to being among the top 10% in the nation for patient safety, GAHHS was one of 26 Illinois hospitals to receive the Healthgrades honor and the only Illinois Critical Access Hospital to be recognized for the award.
Upon learning of the Healthgrades announcement, GAHHS CEO Rob Schmitt commented, “This award is a result of the hard work, dedication, and compassion each and every member of the care team has for our patients. Our highly skilled and caring staff is passionate about patient care and dedicated to making Gibson Area Hospital THE MODEL OF EXCELLENCE in rural health care. It’s what every patient deserves.”