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Mission, Texas – March 16, 2022 – Mission Regional Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Mission Regional among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers.

Prime Healthcare has more patient safety excellence awards for seven years in a row than any other health system (2016-2022), according to Healthgrades.

“Through our 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Awards, we seek to recognize hospitals that excel in providing top-quality care for their patients while preventing serious injuries during hospital stays,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and head of Data Science, Healthgrades. “We are proud to name Mission Regional Medical Center as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient and look forward to their continued efforts to make patient safety a priority.”

Patient safety is indeed the top priority for Mission Regional Medical Center, and the hospital has previously received the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades – as well as the LeapFrog Grade “A” award for patient safety.

Kane Dawson, CEO of Mission Regional Medical Center, said the hospital’s multiple awards are a testament to the work of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who are dedicated to providing “the highest-quality healthcare to residents of the Rio Grande Valley – every patient, every time.”

“Being recognized among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety is a demonstration of the level of commitment our physicians and employees have in ensuring that our patients receive the best possible experience — and the specialized care and personalized attention that they deserve,” Mr. Dawson added.

Mr. Dawson said that Mission Regional Medical Center’s clinical team works consistently to pursue the highest standards for clinical excellence as they serve the healthcare needs of Valley residents, Winter Texans, and other visitors.

“We are extremely proud of this achievement,” he added. “Mission Regional is committed to the pursuit of patient-centered excellence in all that we do.”

During the study period (2018 through 2020), 170,231 potentially preventable patient safety events occurred among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals.* Healthgrades found that just four patient safety indicators accounted for 74% of all patient safety events: hip fracture due to an in-hospital fall, collapsed lung resulting from a procedure/surgery, pressure or bed sores acquired in-hospital, and catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in-hospital. Healthgrades also found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ were, on average:

  • 55.8% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals*
  • 52.6% less likely to experience a collapsed lung resulting from a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals*
  • 66.2% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals*
  • 65.8% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at nonrecipient hospitals*

When it comes to choosing healthcare, quality saves lives, which is why Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals — with data insights not available anywhere else. To that end, it’s important for consumers to know that if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to the Healthgrades Patient Safety Award Recipients, on average, 100,189 patient safety events could have been avoided.*

Consumers can visit for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access the complete methodology here.

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