Hospital earns 5-star patient safety award

| October 26, 2021

Coshocton Regional Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM for two years in a row (2020- 2021). In addition they were named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety for two years in a row (2020-2021) according to new research released by Healthgrades. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

“Patient safety has always been our main priority. Every process we have in place puts the patient’s wellbeing and safety first”, said Lisa Jackson, chief nursing officer at Coshocton Regional Medical Center. “We are so proud of our staff that has maintained our focus on patient safety even through such an unprecedented time.”

Healthgrades’ analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a five-star rating have a lower risk of mortality and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a one-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2018 through 2020, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving five-stars as a group, on average, 218,141 lives could potentially have been saved, and complications in 156,050 patients could potentially have been avoided.*

“Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the differences of care provided by different hospitals. Consumers can feel confident that hospitals receiving a Healthgrades 5-star rating have demonstrated exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades.

In addition, Coshocton Regional Medical Center was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for four years in a row (2019 2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for three years in a row (2020 2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery in 2022

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