Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) December 12, 2013
St. Elizabeth Health Center ranks among the safest health care organizations in the nation, according to the SafeCare Group, having earned a place on the most recent “100 SafeCare Hospitals" list.
The selection process involved comprehensive analysis of publicly available data collected by the United States government from more than 4,500 acute care organizations. SafeCare Group, based in Lexington, Ky., made its selection for SafeCare hospitals based on more than 30 key measures covering the triple aims of excellence in healthcare: quality, patient safety and efficiency of care.
Hospitals included among the 100 SafeCare Hospitals had the lowest risk-adjusted rates of complications in medical and surgical care, lowest rates of in-hospital infections, lowest rates of surgical infections, lowest risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality rates, lowest readmission rates, lowest overutilization of radiation tests, highest care processes, and highest patient satisfaction scores.
Only the top 100 hospitals in the United States made the “100 SafeCare Hospitals” list.
If all hospitals in the country attained the 100 SafeCare level, more than 100,000 deaths and 400,000 preventable complications could have been prevented.
Hospitals do not apply for this award and the 100 hospitals included on the list do not pay to market this honor.
“Helping hospitals help patients” is the mission of The SafeCare Group, which contributes to improvement in health care through innovative and analytical software tools that help hospitals provide safer care at lower costs. SafeCare also helps health care organizations meet regulatory requirements.
About Humility of Mary Health Partners:
Humility of Mary Health Partners is an integrated health system located in the Youngstown/Warren area. It is a region of Catholic Health Partners (CHP) in Cincinnati, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. HMHP provides a full spectrum of health care services, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency, urgent care, home care and long-term care. Members are St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, HM Home Health Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House, Hospice of the Valley and Laurel Lake. Learn more about HMHP online at http://www.HMpartners.org.
For more information about The SafeCare Group, visit http://www.safecaregroup.com.