Healthgrades has named Clay County Hospital one of 466 hospitals across the nation as recipients of its Patient Safety Excellence Award for 2016. These hospitals rank in the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for their excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications.
Clay County Hospital was one of only 25 hospitals given this award in the state of Illinois.
“Our analysis reveals that patient safety is strongly associated with high quality care, so it is vitally important to choose a hospital that performs well on these key indicators,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “In addition, we found that consumers are increasingly using patient experience and satisfaction as a measure to both evaluate hospitals and to select where they want to obtain care, so hospitals need to listen to patients about what matters most in driving patient evaluations of their hospital.”
“Caring for our patients and making their experience at Clay County Hospital a safe one is always the first thought for any of our staff,” Amanda Basso, CEO and President of Clay County Hospital stated. “We have worked very hard to ensure the safety of all of our patients, from the emergency room to our outpatient services and our inpatient staff, and it is an honor to see our hospital recognized in this way.”
Hospitals were evaluated based on the occurrence of observed incidents and expected performance for 14 Patient Safety Indicators as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.