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    Avista Adventist Hospital Ranked in the Top 2 percent of Eligible Hospitals in the Nation for Patient Safety and Patient Experience

    April 20,2016

    Avista Adventist Hospital has received both the 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™  and the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ from Healthgrades. Only 99 out of the 3,536 hospitals evaluated for patient safety and patient experience achieved both distinctions. This places Avista Adventist Hospital within the top 2 percent of eligible hospitals in the nation.

    Patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:

    • 40 percent less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
    • 44 percent 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 percent less likely to experience catheter-related blood stream infections, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
    • 50 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.

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

    Avista Adventist Hospital also out-performed peer hospitals in patient experience based on 10 patient experience measures reported by Avista’s patients and evaluated by Healthgrades. These include cleanliness, noise levels in patient rooms, pain management, responsiveness to patients’ needs and whether a patient would recommend the hospital to friends or family.

    “Day in and day out, Avista Adventist Hospital associates consistently put patients first. It’s a quality that is embedded in every service line at every level throughout our hospital and our physician practices,” says Dennis Barts, Chief Executive Officer of Avista Adventist Hospital. “We are honored that the expertise, care and commitment provided by our associates and physicians is receiving national recognition.”

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    About Avista Adventist Hospital
    Avista Adventist Hospital, a proud member of the Centura Health System, is a full service, 114-bed acute-care hospital with a medical staff of more than 600 physicians. In addition to providing first-rate orthopedic and critical care services (cardiac, emergency, trauma and intensive care), Avista is the home to the area's leading birthing services and largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Known for devotion to whole person care and tireless attention to creating a safe, compassionate and healing environment, Avista and its 630 associates have been recognized for excellence by an impressive list of independent organizations that assess quality and patient satisfaction. For more information about Avista Adventist Hospital, please visit www.avistahospital.org.



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