(IRON MOUNTAIN, MI.)–Dickinson County Healthcare System (DCHS) announced today that it is, for the Fourth Consecutive Year, a recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™. A designation that recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. The distinction places DCHS among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals in the nation.
In addition to the Patient Safety Excellence Award, DCHS is also a 5 Star Award Recipient for:
- The Treatment of Heart Attack for 9 years in a row (2010 – 2018)
- The Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 years in a row (2016 – 2018)
- The Treatment of Sepsis for 5 years in a row (2014 – 2018)
- The Treatment of Pneumonia for 4 years in a row ( 2015 – 2018)
- The Treatment of Respiratory Failure
- Pulmonary Care Excellence Award Recipient for 3rd year in a row (2016 – 2018)
- 2018 Critical Care Excellence Award – Top 10% for Critical Care.
On average, 126,342 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2014 to 2016, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 14 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades.
Administrator and CEO, John Schon, “we are very proud of all of the Healthgrades awards. They are an acknowledgement of our Team effort to provide the safest healthcare possible. Healthgrades’ strict grading scale provides the additional assurance to our community that Dickinson County Healthcare System is offering the safest care in the Nation and that you do not have to look any further than DCHS to receive the high quality care, the care that we all expect for ourselves and our families. We are proud to be here for our community every season, every day, every time!
“Hospitals who have been recognized as Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients have minimized patient safety events and surpassed expectations in preventing safety incidents,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer.