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Montclair Hospital Medical Center named one of Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ Recipients

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[Montclair, CA (April 12, 2016)]– Montclair Hospital Medical Center (MHMC) announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2016 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 MHMC among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

On average, 270,457 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2012 from 2014, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades.

In addition, during this study period, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:

  • 40.2% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
  • 44.2% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
  • 54.4% less likely to experience catheter-related blood stream infections, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
  • 50.4% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.

“Montclair Hospital Medical Center is setting the bar for higher standards of patient safety and serves as an example to the community,” says Sofia Abrina, Administrator of Montclair Hospital Medical Center. “Our entire staff is truly engaged in providing safe care and quality care to our patients.”

“The recipients of the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award have not only found ways to reduce patient safety events, but to outperform expectations in prevention of safety incidents,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud these hospitals for their performance and for their organizational commitment to delivering high-quality care.”

During the study period (2012-2014), Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals performed with excellence in providing safety for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for 13 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

MHMC’s Bed Huddle every morning has been acknowledged as a best practice for ensuring safety by improving communication to all departments involved in each patient’s care. The results of these efforts have reduced events and errors.

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About Montclair Hospital Medical Center

Montclair Hospital Medical Center endeavors to provide comprehensive, quality healthcare in a convenient and compassionate manner. MHMC was originally founded by a group of community physicians in 1973. The last time our facility changed ownership was in July 2006 to its current operator Prime Healthcare Services. In 2010 Montclair Hospital Medical Center was donated to the Prime Healthcare Services Foundation, and became a not-for-profit organization.

Since the arrival of Prime Healthcare, MHMC has flourished in re-establishing itself as the premier hospital of the surrounding communities. Under the company's direction, a high standard of care within a nurturing environment is promoted through the Customer Care Chain Program --a service-oriented program devoted to achieving 100% customer satisfaction from patients, visitors, physicians, and staff.