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Coshocton Regional Medical Center in the top 10 percent in the nation for patient safety

| July 23, 2020

Coshocton Regional Medical Center announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Coshocton Regional Medical Center among the top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Coshocton Regional Medical Center is a member of Prime Healthcare, which operates 45 hospitals in 14 states. Prime Healthcare has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for five consecutive years (2016-2020) than any other health system in the country, according to Healthgrades.

“Consumers might not know that information around patient safety is readily available and should be considered when researching healthcare options,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We commend the recipients of the 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award for their dedication to providing excellent care for their patients.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades. This award recognizes the extraordinary efforts of our caregivers to deliver high quality, safe care to the residents of Coshocton and surrounding communities and we thank our caregivers for their continued dedication to our hospital’s mission,” said Stephanie Conn, CEO of Coshocton Regional Medical Center.

During the study period (2016 through 2018), Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance in safeguarding patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes — risk-adjusted patient safety indicator (PSI) rates — for 13 PSIs defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). A 14th PSI included in the evaluation is Foreign Objects Left in Body During a Surgery or Procedure which is a “never” event and does not have an expected rate.

Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average: 48.3 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; 54.4 percent less likely to experience a hip fracture following surgery, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals; 66.8 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals; and 63 percent less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non- recipient hospitals.

In addition, if all hospitals in the country performed at the level of award recipients for each of the 13 patient safety indicators, 110,864 patient safety events could have been avoided.

Since being acquired by Prime Healthcare in 2016, Coshocton Regional Medical Center has focused its efforts on improving quality of care and patient safety. With improvements and investments made into the facility such as state of the art imaging, diagnostic, and patient care equipment as well as caregiver education and training, CRMC has been able to meet the stringent requirements necessary to be eligible for the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award.

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