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Paradise Valley Hospital announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence award. This distinction places Paradise Valley among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

Paradise Valley Hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest hospital systems with 45 hospitals in 14 states. Prime Healthcare has had more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for four consecutive years (2016-2019) than any other health system in the country.

“We are proud to recognize the recipients of the 2019 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, which shines a spotlight on the hospitals that are preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications, for patients during their hospital stay,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud these hospitals and their commitment to providing the best possible care for every patient.”

During the study period (2015 to 2017), Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance in safety provided for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for 14 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

“Paradise Valley Hospital has a culture of patient safety that permeates every facet of our organization, and this is reflected in the care we provide to patients, families, and anyone who walks through our doors,” explains recently-returned CEO, Neerav Jadeja. “I’m proud to say that we’re no stranger to the Healthgrades Patient Safety Award, and I’m grateful that Healthgrades recognizes the hard work and expertise of our physicians, nurses, and staff.”

Jadeja has returned to his role as CEO of Paradise Valley after the recent departure of the former CEO, William Comer. Under Neerav Jadeja’s leadership, Paradise Valley Hospital received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for five consecutive years, from 2014-2018, and was recognized as a “100 Top Hospital” by Truven Health Analytics. The Joint Commission also honored Paradise Valley Hospital as a “Top Performer in Key Quality Measures” for five consecutive years, from 2011-2015.

Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, as compared to patients at non-recipient hospitals, on average*:

  • 55.9% less likely to experience an accidental cut, puncture, perforation, or hemorrhage during medical care.
  • 50.9% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest.
  • 64.4% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital.
  • 57% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital.

In addition, if all hospitals in the country performed at the level of award recipients for each of the 14 Patient Safety Indicators, 127,667 patient safety events could have been avoided.*

View Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies.

*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 5e and 2018) to MedPAR data for the years 2015 through 2017 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.