March 22, 2023
Salt Lake City, UT — MountainStar Healthcare, a Utah-based network of care sites serving more than one million patient interactions annually, announced today that four hospitals have been recognized by Healthgrades as 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipients
Lakeview Hospital (Bountiful), Mountain View Hospital (Payson), Ogden Regional Medical Center and St. Mark’s Hospital (Millcreek) all ranked among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers.
“Across our Utah network, we are dedicated to protecting patients and advancing the quality of our care,” said Dr. Filip Roos, chief medical officer of MountainStar Healthcare. “Promoting patient safety is the responsibility of every single member of our team, and I’m proud of what this recognition from a trusted source like Healthgrades says about the commitment and skill of our clinicians, caregivers and supporting teams.”
This marks the 11th consecutive year in which Lakeview Hospital has received the Patient Safety Excellence Award, and the fourth straight year it has been named in the top 5% for patient safety by Healthgrades. For Mountain View Hospital, it’s the seventh straight Patient Safety Excellence Award and the second consecutive year in the top 5%. Mountain View Hospital also received the Outstanding Patient Excellence Award™ for the second year in a row.
Healthgrades’ analysis revealed that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
- 61.4% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals*
- 52.7% less likely to experience a collapsed lung resulting from a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals*
- 66.1% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals*
- 67.3% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at nonrecipient hospitals*
MountainStar Healthcare has worked with clinicians and staff across its eight hospitals and 80 total care sites to promote patient safety. New lifts and monitors have been installed to prevent falls and pressure sores, and state-of-the-art surgical equipment helps minimize the risk of hospital-acquired infections and other complications. MountainStar hospitals benefit from the expertise and best practices of parent health network HCA Healthcare when it comes to detecting and preventing sepsis, protecting new mothers and their babies, and more.
When it comes to choosing healthcare, quality saves lives, which is why Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals — with data insights not available anywhere else. To that end, it's important for consumers to know that if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to the 2023 Patient Safety Award recipients, on average, 95,880 patient safety events could have been avoided.*
"Through our 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Awards, we seek to recognize hospitals that excel in providing top-quality care for their patients while preventing serious injuries during hospital stays," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and head of Data Science, Healthgrades. "We are proud to name these hospitals as 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients and look forward to their continued efforts to make patient safety a top priority."
Consumers can visit the Healthgrades website for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access the complete Healthgrades Patient Safety methodology here.
*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2022.0.1) for MedPAR data years 2019 through 2021 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.