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Lehigh Regional receives 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award

August 5, 2020
By MELISSA BILL (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Lehigh Regional Medical Center has received the 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades for being nominated as one of the top 10 percent hospitals for patient safety.

The patient Safety Excellence Award is issued by Healthgrades to hospitals "Top in the nation" for providing excellence in areas including infection prevention, medical errors, and other preventable complications.

This is the second year in a row that Lehigh Regional has received this honor.

"We are very proud of this award. We take great pride in patient care here at Lehigh Regional Medical Center. We are patient focused and always have been. Serving the community is of high importance to us. Our medical staff takes caring for patients very seriously and we are honored to care for those that need our medical help." Jacklyn Arsenault, director of Marketing and Business Development at Lehigh Regional Medical Center.

The patient safety criteria measures how well a hospital safeguards patients from injuries, infections and other complications based on 14 serious, potentially preventable adverse events during their hospital stay.

Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award recognizes hospitals in the top 5 and 10 percent in the nation for preventing serious, potentially preventable adverse events including: death rates among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications; death rates in low-mortality diagnosis related groups; central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection rate; postoperative hip fracture rate and postoperative acute kidney injury requiring dialysis.

Lehigh Regional Medical Center was also recognized and awarded the following:

- Lifelink Platinum Award 2019-2020

- Three Star Healthgrades

- Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Sepsis and Hip Fracture Treatment in 2020

- Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for 4 years in a row (2017-2020)

- 2019 Jean Byers Award for Excellence in Cancer registration for the 2017 data

- Best Health System 2019

- Best Hospital 2019

- Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award Top 10 % - 2019-2020.

Lehigh Regional Medical Center is part of the Prime Healthcare system, and is one of 36 of its hospitals in 13 states that received the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Prime Healthcare has led in Healthgrades' 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Awards.

The distinction places 26 of Prime Healthcare's hospitals in the top percent and 10 others in the top 10 percent of all acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, a leading resource connecting consumers, physicians and health systems.

"The need for hospitals to provide a safe environment for all patients is more important than ever. We commend Prime Healthcare and its hospitals for their success in providing quality care and supporting their local communities across the country," said Rob Draughon, CEO, Healthgrades in a Globe Newswire press release.

Lehigh Regional Medical Center is at 1500 Lee Blvd, Lehigh Acres. For more information visit www.lehighregional.com



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