Parrish Medical Center (PMC) has been named one of America’s Best
Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s
trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies
that PMC is in the top 15 percent of 3,005 U.S. hospitals for patient safety.
Healthcare has made significant strides in patient safety in recent years.
Hospital-acquired conditions declined 21 percent from 2010 to 2015, resulting
in 125,000 fewer patient deaths according to a report from the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services. Hospital-acquired conditions are conditions
that a patient develops while in the hospital being treated for something else.
“The recipients of the America’s Best Hospitals for Patient
Safety award have led the country by implementing safe practices that
have ultimately saved lives,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO
of the Women’s Choice Award. “This recognition is critical
for women as they make 80 percent of healthcare decisions and need to
know they are putting themselves—and their family members—in
The methodology used to select Parrish Medical Center as one of America’s
Best Hospitals for Patient Safety is unique in that it evaluates complication
and infection incident rates from Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare
Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research
about women’s healthcare preferences. It is the only award recognizing
excellence in patient safety based on robust criteria that consider patient
satisfaction and clinical excellence.
To receive the award, hospitals must also use an Inpatient Safe Surgery
Checklist to assess effective communication and safe practices during
three perioperative periods: prior to administration of anesthesia; prior
to skin incision; and prior to the patient leaving the operating room
or procedural area.
Parrish Medical Center is one of 451 award recipients representing the
hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient safety in the
U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.
“We are honored to serve our community with excellence, and proud
of our care partners [employees, physicians and volunteers] who, once
again, have demonstrated our dedication to providing superior levels of
quality, safety and healing patient experiences,” said George Mikitarian,
PMC present and CEO.