UM SMC at Easton Earns Top Patient Safety Award from Healthgrades

UM Shore Medical Center at Easton recently was named a top hospital in the country for Patient Safety, according to Healthgrades. Healthgrades’ 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award distinction is based entirely on clinical performance and patient outcomes, and reflects the care and compassion of UM Shore Regional Health’s patient teams.

Healthgrades recognized 864 hospitals with its 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award. Hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were in the top 10 percent of hospitals based on 14 patient safety indicators from inpatient data. An analysis revealed patients treated at a recipient hospital were less likely to experience the following events:

• In-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture
• Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
• Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
• Catheter-related bloodstream infections

“Safety of our patients while in our care is of the utmost importance to UM Shore Regional Health,” said Sherri Hobbs-Messick, Vice President, Chief Quality, Safety & Experience Officer. “Receiving validation for the safe care we provide from a top ranked, external rating agency in the health care industry helps affirm our efforts and drives us toward our relentless pursuit of excellence and zero harm.  We thank our amazing care teams for the safe and compassionate care they provide every day for our community when they need us most.”