Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 17, 2013
North Central Surgical Center announced recently that it has achieved the unique distinction of being the recipient of two HealthGrades 2013 awards: the 2013 Outstanding Patient Experience Award and the 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award. Less than 2 percent of the nations hospitals achieve this unique recognition, with only 72 hospitals performing at the levels required to distinguish their organization in these two areas in the same year.
In addition to achieving the 2013 Outstanding Patient Experience Award and the 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award, North Central Surgical Center achieved the following Five- Star ratings: Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for two years in a row (2012-2013), Five-Star Recipient for Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion) in 2013 and Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Surgery for two years in a row (2012-2013).
Being designated with these honors is unique as it demonstrates outstanding performance in key areas as measured by data reported to the federal government, the patient safety indicators measured by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and consumer experience surveys reported via the Hospitals Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, known as HCAHPS.
The benefits to patients in these communities are significant. When compared to hospitals performing in the bottom five percent for patient safety, on average, patients treated in Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals were also: