Columbus Community Hospital Receives Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades
Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) has been named as one of 466 hospitals across the nation to receive the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for 2016. CCH ranked in the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for its excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications and is one of only six hospitals in Nebraska to receive the recognition. Other Nebraska recipients are CHI Health Nebraska Heart in Lincoln, Midwest Surgical Hospital, Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital and Nebraska Spine Hospital in Omaha and York General Hospital in York.
Patient safety recipients are always equally or more likely than non-recipient hospitals to have superior outcomes in specialty areas. For example, Patient Safety Excellence Award Recipients are over 5 times more likely to receive Specialty Excellence Awards for spinal surgery, orthopedics or pulmonary care and are top performers in patient experience, continuously monitoring trends in what patients find important in their overall assessment of a hospital stay.
“We understand what matters most to patients is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it our highest priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Mike Hansen, Hospital President and C.E.O. “Columbus Community Hospital is proud to be recognized by Healthgrades through their Patient Safety Excellence Award™. Their award recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire Hospital staff.”
Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Today, more than one million people a day use the Healthgrades websites to search, compare and connect with hospitals and physicians based on the most important measures when selecting a healthcare provider: experience, hospital quality and patient satisfaction. For more information about Healthgrades, visit http://www.healthgrades.com or download the Healthgrades iPhone app.