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Huntington Beach Hospital among top 10% in nation for patient safety

Huntington Beach, CA – March 26, 2024 – Huntington Beach Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, announced today that it has been recognized as a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades. This achievement, along with Huntington Beach Hospital’s accomplishments as a Healthgrades 5-star recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for six years in a row, reflect Huntington Beach Hospital’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality care.

“Huntington Beach Hospital has cultivated an outstanding safety culture that prioritizes the well-being of both patients and staff, setting a high standard for patient safety nationwide,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “We’re proud to recognize Huntington Beach Hospital for providing top-quality care while preventing serious injuries to patients during their hospital stay.”

In addition to Healthgrades, Huntington Beach Hospital was awarded the 2023 Get with the Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Plus and the Stroke Silver Plus awards from the American Heart Association. These awards recognize the hospital’s commitment to ensuring patients receive the most appropriate treatment leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

“This achievement reaffirms our dedication maintaining the highest standards of patient safety and underscores the collective effort of our staff in creating a culture of excellence at Huntington Beach Hospital,” says Dan Brothman, Chief Executive Officer at Huntington Beach Hospital. “We are deeply grateful to every member of our healthcare family committed to ensuring the health and well-being of every patient who entrusts us with their 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 U.S. 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)

Where you’re treated matters, which is why Healthgrades is committed to providing the most scientifically accurate information about doctors and hospitals–with data insights not available anywhere else. To learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, visit healthgrades.com.

*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.

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About Huntington Beach Hospital

Huntington Beach Hospital is a 131-bed, not-for-profit, acute-care community hospital, and member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation. Services include 24-hour emergency care, behavioral health services, surgical services, comprehensive care for joint replacement, respiratory therapy, and clinical lab services. As the only hospital in Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach Hospital is proud to be the community hospital serving the residents of Huntington Beach and the surrounding area for more than 50 years. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, and with nearly 200 physicians and more than 400 healthcare and other professionals on staff, our highly qualified team is committed to providing outstanding service in a safe, comfortable and caring environment. Learn more at hbhospital.org.com.

Find us on:
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/huntington-beach-hospital
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hbhospital

Media Contact:
Emma Monaco, Director Post Acute Care
Email: EMonaco@primehealthcare.com
Phone: (714) 741-4829

About Healthgrades

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