December 27, 2013- DMC Sinai-Grace Ranks Among Nation's Safest Hospitals
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital ranks among the nation's safest hospitals, according to The SafeCare Group, having recently made its list of 100 SafeCare Hospitals.
The selection process involves a comprehensive analysis of U.S. government data from more than 4,500 acute care organizations. The SafeCare Group, operating out of Lexington, Ky., selected the top hospitals based on more than 30 key measures covering the triple aims of excellence in healthcare: quality, patient safety and efficiency of care.
Hospitals included among the 100 SafeCare Hospitals had the lowest risk-adjusted rates of complications in medical and surgical care, lowest rates of in-hospital infections, lowest rates of surgical infections, lowest risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality rates, lowest readmission rates, lowest overutilization of radiation tests, highest care processes, and highest patient satisfaction scores.
Only the top-ranked hospitals in the United States made the 100 SafeCare Hospitals list. Hospitals do not apply for this award and the 100 hospitals included on the list do not pay to market this honor. Of all U.S. hospitals attained the 100 SafeCare level, more than 100,000 deaths and 400,000 preventable complications would have been prevented, according to SafeCare.
The SafeCare Group aims to contribute to the improvement of healthcare through innovative and analytical software tools that help hospitals provide safer care at lower costs, as well as meet regulatory requirements.