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HCA Orange Park Hospital among top 5% for patient safety

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Posted 3/28/24

ORANGE PARK – HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital was selected as  2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or …

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HCA Orange Park Hospital among top 5% for patient safety


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ORANGE PARK – HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital was selected as  2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor.

This achievement and 90 other accolades from Healthgrades for quality awards in multiple specialties reflect HCA Florida Healthcare’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality care.

“HCA Florida Healthcare has long been committed to providing safe, quality care to our patients and community. We are thrilled to be recognized for the great work being done to keep our patients safe,” Dr. Bradford Smith, Chief Medical Officer, said.

Healthgrades evaluated risk-adjusted complication and mortality rates for approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to determine this year’s top-performing hospitals for patient safety. During the 2020-2022 study period, nearly 170,000 potentially preventable safety events occurred among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals, with four patient safety indicators accounting for close to 75% of these incidents.

Healthgrades’ analysis revealed that patients treated in hospitals receiving the 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award have a significantly lower chance of experiencing one of the four leading safety indicators than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals:

  • In-hospital fall resulting in fracture (approximately 52% less likely)
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest (approximately 56% less likely)
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital (approximately 67% less likely)
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital (approximately 71% less likely)

Where you’re treated matters, so Healthgrades is committed to providing the most scientifically accurate information about doctors and hospitals–with data insights not available anywhere else. To learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, visit healthgrades.com.