UVMC receives Healthgrades Award for patient safety

For the Miami Valley Today

TROY– Premier Health’s Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) has been named a recipient of the 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award by Healthgrades.

This is the sixth consecutive year that the Patient Safety Excellence Award has ranked UVMC among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient safety.

The award recognizes hospitals for their performance in safeguarding patients from serious and potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay. Recipient hospitals have the lowest occurrences of 14 preventable patient safety events, including injuries, infections, and other serious conditions. The award is based on inpatient data from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review database and software from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

“This distinction reflects our providers’ and staff’s ongoing dedication in providing quality care to our patients,” said Kevin Harlan, president of UVMC. “We believe this underscores the peace of mind that our patients and families can have in knowing that they and their loved ones are in good hands at UVMC and Premier Health.”

Award recipient hospitals “exemplify the value of a patient-centric culture, and commitment to delivering the best outcomes and experiences for patients,” reported Healthgrades.

Healthgrades analyzes patient outcome data on more than 45 million Medicare medical claims records for the most recent three-year period available for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

Other measures on which the award is based include patient survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and patient outcome data for all patients from states that make their data available.

Healthgrades provides information about physicians, hospitals, and health care providers throughout the United States and has amassed information on more than 3 million U.S. health care providers.