RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- The Valley Hospital has received the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.
The distinction places Valley among Healthgrades the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for excellent performance. Valley is the only hospital in Bergen County to have received this distinction.
“We are honored to be recognized as one of the top hospitals in the country for patient safety,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital. “Valley has made patient safety a priority, and our staff has worked diligently over the past several years to implement many successful quality and patient safety initiatives.”
On average, 270,457 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2012 from 2014, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades.
“The recipients of the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award have not only found ways to reduce patient safety events, but to outperform expectations in prevention of safety incidents,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud these hospitals for their performance and for their organizational commitment to delivering high-quality care.”