If you need to be admitted into a hospital, the last thing you would expect is to become unnecessarily sicker. Patient safety measures how well a hospital prevents injuries, infections, and other serious conditions based on 14 serious, potentially preventable adverse events.
The Patient Safety Excellence Award recognizes hospitals that have the lowest occurrences of 14 preventable patient safety events. These hospitals are in the top 10% in the nation for patient safety.
Leading Voices from the COVID-19 Front Lines: To shed light on the hard work of all care teams during the COVID-19 crisis, we asked several 2020 award recipients to reflect on their experience. Read their stories here.