The Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recognizes the top hospitals in short-term acute care. While the award includes the nation’s top 10 percent in patient safety criteria, Medical City North Hills was noted for being in the upper five percent of hospitals.
“This is a great honor and it is indicative of the focus and dedication to providing the highest quality care to our patients,” said Xavier Villarreal, CEO of Medical City North Hills. “It underscores our commitment to the care and improvement of human life.”
Hospitals were evaluated in 13 patient safety indicators in the survey.
During the study period, Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
- 55.6 percent less likely to experience an accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
- 52.4 percent less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
- 62.8 percent less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
- 54.3 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
Medical City North Hills was one of five Medical City Healthcare hospitals to receive the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, including Medical City Arlington, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City McKinney and Medical City Weatherford.