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Mission Hospital named 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ Recipient by Healthgrades

Mar 27, 2024 03:16PM ● By WNC Business

ASHEVILLE – Mission Hospital has been recognized as a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, a consumers resource for finding a hospital or doctor. This achievement, along with Mission Hospital’s accomplishments as American's 50 Best Hospitals from 2020 through 2024 from Healthgrades, reflects Mission's commitment to delivering safe, high quality care. 

Healthgrades evaluated risk-adjusted complication and mortality rates for approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to determine this year’s top-performing hospitals for patient safety. During the 2020-2022 study period, nearly 170,000 potentially preventable safety events occurred among Medicare patients in US hospitals, with four patient safety indicators accounting for close to 75% of these incidents.* Healthgrades’ analysis revealed that patients treated in hospitals receiving the 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award have a significantly lower chance of experiencing one of the four leading safety indicators than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals: 

  • In-hospital fall resulting in fracture (approximately 52% less likely)

  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest (approximately 56% less likely)

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital (approximately 67% less likely)

  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital (approximately 71% less likely)

*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2023.0.1) to MedPAR data from approximately 4,500 hospitals for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

About Mission Hospital:
Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, North Carolina, serves as the regional tertiary and quaternary care center in Western North Carolina and the adjoining region. Mission Hospital is licensed for 853 beds and is the region’s only Level II trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and includes the only children’s hospital in Western North Carolina. Mission Hospital is also a Magnet® designated hospital for nursing excellence. For more information, please visit or @MissionHealthNC.

About Healthgrades:
Healthgrades is dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful connections between patients and their healthcare providers. As a leading platform for finding a doctor and a leader in healthcare transparency, Healthgrades helps millions of consumers each month find and schedule appointments with their healthcare professional of choice and prepare for their appointments with best-in-class, treatment-focused content.

Source: Mission Hospital